Blaise Pascal, Penseé 347: “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this. All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor, then, to think well; this is the principle of morality.”

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Election Results; Obama's Complete Victory Speech; Romney's Concession

(Obama's Complete Victory Speech)

(Romney's Complete Concession Speech)

Here is how the electoral map broke down:

This is how it went by county, giving a good sense of where people cling desperately to their religion and guns:

Election results are still being updated and so there is a lack of data on-line. See InTheCapital, 2012 Election Map

I have not yet found official figures on all the popular vote splits in the swing states. In Ohio it was about 50 to 48, according to the Toledo Blade,  President Captures Ohio. The national split was also 50 to 48. Florida has yet to declare a winner, even though the map above give the state of Obama. The popular vote is 49.9 to 49.3, with Obama in the lead but enough absentee and provisional ballots to be counted that Romney, for what its worth, could still win Florida.Florida Still Uncertain


  1. Not to be pedantic, but the electoral map is completely wrong and has a Romney win. Obviously you know that, because you correctly note that Obama won Virginia, Ohio, and Florida. It also mis-lists Colorado and Iowa.

  2. thanks Josh. Corrections made and more recent data added. Florida is actually still up for grabs, though Obama is slightly ahead.