Record Evangelical Turnout Was Overshadowed by Youth and Minority Voters For Obama


Evangelical voters turned out in record numbers for Mitt Romney but were overshadowed by youth and minorities for Obama.
The Christian Post reported:

Evangelical Christian voters turned out in record numbers according to a national post-election survey done by the Faith and Freedom Coalition. However, despite a 78 to 21 percent split in favor of Mitt Romney among white evangelicals, the coalition’s leader implied that Barack Obama’s win was catapulted by votes from youths and minorities.
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“Evangelicals turned out in record numbers and voted as heavily for Mitt Romney yesterday as they did for George W. Bush in 2004,” said Ralph Reed, chairman of Faith and Freedom Coalition. “That is an astonishing outcome that few would have predicted even a few months ago. But Romney underperformed with younger voters and minorities and that in the end made the difference for Obama.”

Reed added that the election was a “tale of two cities” and said, “Evangelicals and faithful Catholics turned out in large numbers and voted overwhelmingly for religious liberty, the sanctity of life and marriage, and limited government. But younger voters and minorities turned out in even larger numbers [than] in 2008 and delivered Obama to victory.”

Overall, not factoring religion or faith, Obama easily won the youth vote nationally, 67 percent to 30 percent.

The evangelical vote increased in 2012 to a record 27 percent of the electorate. This was the highest share of the vote in modern political history for evangelicals, according to the FFC.

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  • Lilbby

    I like how it says “faithful Catholics”… because many “Catholics” voted for the baby-killing Democrats.

  • Objective Analysis

    Look guys. THE FIX WAS IN. After Romney won the RNC nomination, Obama, Soros, and others reveled in having a Mormon version of Obama to run against.

    The Liberals knew that if Romney (a Rhino from the North East) would get in, it would depress the conservative, evagelical vote because he is so liberal in policies. Obama made some missteps but this was all planned. It was planned with McCain (an ineligible POTUS candidate got in as well).

    America, the Progressives on both the Right and Left want you now to become the SOCIALIST STATES OF AMERICA. They want Obama to be FDR. Capitalists will layoff many with the new tax regulation, the economy would come at a stand still and folks will be starved to death like in the North East (how is that FEMA doing ya’ll)?

    What are you going to do about it?

    Only states who can reduce their budgets will survive.

    What are we going to do about it?

  • Robert

    We have an electorate that is misinformed by a partisan media.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Can’t people see?

    If you assume the same minimum 7% voter growth we have experienced over the last 4 elections, that means there are 23 million voters MISSING. 23 million voters!

    Obama received roughly 10% fewer votes than in 2008. No POTUS has EVER been re-elected with a lower vote % than his first election but Obama somehow manages 10% lower and wins?!!!

    The most Republican County in America had lower turnout than 2004! In a County where Republicans vastly outnumber Democrats, Democrat and Republican turnout were EQUAL!!!

    Folks, we are looking at massive tabulation fraud. Romney MUST demand a recount in these key Republican counties showing incredibly low turnout.

  • brian

    Bill: not sure how much that matters. Over time so much opportunity for fraud has built up in the system. No voter id, early voting, etc. The electorate set this up over multiple elections. This election shouldn’t have even been close.

    And yeah, most catholics voted for the baby killing free contraceptive pushing maxist-in-chief. They’re almot as suicidal as the jewish americans.

    Just makes me wonder if we might have a rehaboam situation going. I notice the executive branch handing down a TON of anti constitutional crap the past day or so. The contract is heavily in breach at this point.

  • Time

    It does not matter how anyone wants to spin this. Keep on. The true numbers from internal polling were all there. Every sector was up in Romneys favor. The young vote, minorities, yes maybe overshadowed some, but, and I mean but, only through fraud. No voter Id required. Our military votes were blocked. Why was the military blocked from voting, answer is because it would of outnumbered their minority, voter fraud numbers in states that did not require I’d. The numbers were there, look at them. Romney had this and we need to not focus on Romney not pulling it off, not putting up the right candidate but, how our system is rigged. How our votes are counted, where our votes go, why our votes get routed to Venezualia ? Why the MSM can call any election with only half of the votes in and Romney up, yet Obama wins ? Explain ? Why was software placed inside machines one day prior to election in all swing states without approval, without testing, without certification, which all is illegal. Is there anything that is legal today with elections ? Once again all of Obama’s numbers do not add up. 14% more voted then actual. Something again is amiss. …

  • David

    Youth vote = minority vote

  • donh

    Romney was a top down candidate shoved on us because he had the money to buy the internal machine players. Michael Steele was a black man in high position of power. He presided over a vastly successful 2010 election and was FIRED…Cain got cained….Marco Rubio passed over, women like Sarah Palin beat down. Allen West redistricted and treated by his own party as an extremist. Rinse Prius got his home boy Ryan on the ticket who is just another sad face Boehner boy loser who could not beat a senile phsycho Joe at debate. Could not deliver his home state of WI. Women down ticket did very well yet did not play a high profile role in Mitt’s campaign. His main surrogate Sunnunu played into the worst angry white male stereotypes. We were attacked on the abortion issue relentlessly without answer . Romney ran a DADT campaign on the issue of abortion. DADT on the issue of immigration. DADT on the issue of cutting government. DADT on issues of personal liberty and freedoms. Ran a single issue obsession campaign of cutting taxes to create jobs to reap more revenue to government. Treated Obama like he was a nice guy. Never called for jailing corruption….jailing people like Corzine.

  • “Record Evangelical Turnout Was Overshadowed by Youth and Minority Voters For Obama”
    … and that is what I find the most grieving. Are ‘youth’ and ‘minority’ not saved? We as believers, have much work to do in sharing the Gospel of Salvation to the lost.

  • Shaw Shaw

    Obama won because blacks turned out for him, ….the young ones and the old one and the evangelical ones

    This was an election about race for them, not polices, not jobs, not the constitution, not how they want to live their lives.
    He is black so they voted for him

  • bworei

    #4 & #6 –> What they said. Think of the risk/rewards for the Left and fraud is an easy decision.

    Risk: Worst case scenario for the Left, you get caught and everything goes to the courts. All you have to do then is stall until Jan 20th. Then it’ll be endless “he said, she said” and, as in Bush v Gore, the pressure to seat Obama by Jan 20 will be too great. Also in their favor is the threat of civil unrest. If fraud is ever proven in the courts, the inner cities explode. They know that our spineless reps in the House know this and, thus, won’t go there.

    Reward: What happened on Nov 6th. They know that this man is everything they’ve ever hoped for and that they won’t have a chance like this possibly ever again. If there is ever a case of the end justifies the means, this is it.

  • SM-WI

    Barry is a Chicago community organizer—–and we’ve been Chicago organized. This is how it works in Illinois. Lived there for 25 years. Big labor and fraud. Check out this post: http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/07/about-tuesdays-loss-if-the-archangel-michael-were-on-the-ballot-beelzebub-would-still-have-won/

  • dnb03

    Record turnout of the faithful. I like the sound of that. Now it’s time for us, the faithful, to work to heal the country with our prayers, ideas, and hard work. The playing field must be outside the beltway. Time for forums on tax reform, school reform, immigration, from people of good faith from both sides of the aisle to work together. Like the FL plumber who solved the Gulf oil spill problem, this nation is ours and we can fix it. Looking to talk to you all soon.

  • news2u

    More Catholics and Jewish voters voted for Obama.

  • jbwbubba

    I would like someone to look at how, in Ohio we heard stories of overwhelmed polling places in Red areas and huge turn out and increased among GOP turnout in early voting, the same was true in Florida, which had real time numbers in district showing turn greater than 2004 in some places and yet Romney gets fewer votes than McCain in Ohio and in the Nation. Something smells.

  • kato

    They’re going to be scratching their heads at Clueless Party headquarters wondering how a message of liberty and personal responsibility can jibe with a demographic wedded to handouts, quotas, set-asides, special exemptions, and a million liberal excuses as to why Dontrelle and Shamika are subeducated, subprime, and in perpetual need of a government sugar daddy.

  • Time

    Geez, I wish people would stop, breath and go look at the real numbers and stop believing what the MSM is printing and wanting them to believe. Brain washing them into thinking what went wrong. Noooooo, more Catholics, or any other religious sector voted for,or in droves for the One. This is all slant, of them trying to justify their win. They are trying to make reason as to why the numbers are not adding up going into election night and coming out of the election. He did not have this group. The fix was in with software tampering and sent overseas, transmitted and tallied before being sent back here, where MSM made their announcements. Anything between A,B,C could have been altered. Everyone needs to stop believing what they, the left, and MSM wants you to think went wrong. They are trying to alter this country in the masses. By printing that religious groups are favoring Obama this gets millions to believe this and millions to think the country is changing in their beliefs and stance and we all should go with the times and flow. Can you all not see this, it’s mind control, altering of your thought process. Please do not buy into it. Look at the numbers. They did not vote in the numbers they are claiming, no way, no how….

  • Rosemary Woodhouse

    I am no racist, but this is a slice of Minnie style (The Help) retribution chit pie with a generous helping of redistribution on top. Behold the effects of pandering. WE, the taxpayers are now the slaves, so descendants of former slaves can get free chit from our labor. As a side note, the vast majority of Caucasian US citizens never had forefathers who owned slaves.

    WILL SOME WHITE PEOPLE PLEASE DEVELOP A SPINE AND REFUSE TO PAY INTO THIS?! It is unethical to do otherwise. So, we’ll be called racists. Just words. As long as you know that’s not the motivation, it’s just a word. The double standard must end. REFUSE TO SUPPORT THE ABLE BODIED; REFUSE TO PAY INTO THE SYSTEM!

    From a “Mitch”

  • Bill Mitchell

    MY QUESTION IS THIS:

    Romney is surrounded by brilliant people going over these results with a fine toothed comb. Do they not see anything unusual in this?

    The day before the election,was ANYONE predicting a RECORD LOW TURNOUT? Did a single computer simulation suggest that? Even one?

    This stinks to hell.

  • #17 Time … I agree with you completely. What do we do about it?

  • centra

    White people need to be more like black people.

  • jbwbubba
  • Look what playing nice for sake of party and not fighting back has got us ………..We need to start playing by the same rules the left plays by ……

  • Gansevoort

    We’re not going to win if we blame our all of our losses on fraud and cheating. Let’s assume (because it is the most likely scenario) that we lost because younger and minority voters were turned off by our side. That’s not just Romney, but Ryan, Akin, Murdoch etc.. We need to look at why and deal with it. The message of lower taxes, smaller government, a strong defense and personal responsibility can still win. But oposition to gay marriage is a losing proposition. That war is over, even if we are still fighting as we retreat. Legal abortion is the law of the land. Even if we could get Roe v Wade overturned, eunuch states would keep abortion legal that the SCOTUS would eventually have to rule on equal protection grounds that no state can ban into entirely. So let’s live in th real world and get run on the issues that can win and win the social issues by our example than by trying to legislate other people’s private lives.

  • Poly Ester

    If you don’t like what is going on in your state, get out. Glenn Beck is promoting this. Move to places like Texas and Oklahoma. Arkansas just elected all Republican representatives to the US House and is the majority in the state house and senate. In two more years our dem senator will be “Blanched” and we will elect a Rebublican governor. When hardworking people leave in droves the blue states will loose electoral votes and the economic base is removed. They are no longer significant in the scheme of things. California is bleeding companys. Who is going to pay the taxes to support the state? If enough of the country shifts it will make a big difference. Let them have Illinois, Ohio, NY, NJ, Vermont, etc. Like Libs and abortion who will eventually abort themselves to extinction, lib states will eventually tax themselves to death.

  • LIARINTHEWHITEHOUSE

    #4 – Bill Mitchell – I agree wholeheartedly – there was voter fraud and manipulation. I would be willing to bet that after the 2010 Republican blowout – Obama and his team (Axelrod, Jarrett, Messina) worked to STEAL the election by any means they could. Everywhere I read, the numbers don’t add up. Romney should demand a recount. There is something very suspicious about this election. We are no longer a free country. This election was fixed.

  • RedStateGal

    Agreed. Michael Savage told us about how this was going to work months ago. Then he disappeared without warning. On the radio one day, gone the next. The official word is that he won a law suit then quit summarily.
    It all smells.

  • MississippiJack

    America, your days are numbered. In your pride you have lifted yourself up above The Lord of heaven.

    Dan 5:25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
    Dan 5:26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
    Dan 5:27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
    Dan 5:28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

  • Jerry M

    As a Catholic, I can tell you that better than half the Catholic population in this country are Catholics in name only. You can’t be pro-abortion and be a Christian much less a Catholic. Christian means follower of Christ. I doubt very highly that Christ would have condoned the killing of unborn babies at any point in a pregnancy and/or for any reason. As far as the youth vote goes, it is they who will ultimately pay the price for playing a large role in giving Obama two terms. I wish them luck because they are going to need it.

  • Maudie N Mandeville

    If by evangelical you mean white, then you are correct. 95% of black protestants voted for abortion and fecal sex; 72% of Hispanic Catholics voted for coveting Thy neighbor’s goods and 69% of Jews voted to turn their backs on Israel.

  • Maudie N Mandeville

    #29 – Jerry M- 59% of white Catholics voted for Romney. It’s not as much a Catholic thing as Hispanic moocher thing.

  • Kathy

    I’m just getting sick of hearing everyone of our side of media trying to point the blame at us…don’t they realize how completely PUMPED and ready people have been to vote Obama out for the past 4 years? Every account of polling lines was over the top for Tuesday and then think of the numbers of people that attended the rallies. I just can’t believe that we had 3 million less voters this time than last NO WAY! After 2010 I’m sure that we’ve had even more people come to our side. I just wish they would entertain the thought that something might have been done to the ballots…this is the Chicago team after all. But even bringing it up will get laughed down…they don’t want to look like conspiracy kooks…which makes it all the more easy for the other side to pull something off. If there is a logical reason that the numbers are so far under last time then fine, bring it, but if not stop trying to pick us apart…we already have enough of that from the other side and their media.

  • GOP KICKS ASS

    Thanks to the idiot Catholic Church and their fight against birth control, the youth and all the Catholics actually voted for Obama. Thanks Catholic Church.

  • Look-Out

    Someone posted they lived in a college town in Ohio and when they went to vote, the turnout was really light. They were encouraged by it that the youth vote was not showing up for BHO.

    TeamBHO worked hard, I’d heard, to get as many registered voters from that demographic as they could. TeamCheat didn’t need them to vote, they just needed their names/addresses. I’ve also heard alot of people reported that when they went to vote they were told they’d already voted absentee. I think they used any number of ways to cheat that would make it even harder to prove the win was not a fair one.

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  • Where’s the MF money Jon?

    My 19 year old son attends a major university. His Sociology class was asked whom they voted for and why. They overwhelmingly voted for Obama. The two leading reasons: 1) Romney was going to take away birth control. 2) Romney is against gay marriage.

    My son was stupified. He realized his classmates – did I mention this is a major university? – are total idiots. He is now studying harder.

  • Where’s the MF money Jon?

    Additionally, you guys remember the heated discussions we had here, on Jim’s site, about Akin and his comment concerning “legitimate” rape? Very strong words were exchanged. Myself; I commented how this idiotic statement played into the whole phoney “Republican War on Women” meme and would cost .5 to 1%. We lost the crucial swing states by about 100K per state. 500K total. Less than .5%
    Little things. Akin. Mourdock.

  • Time

    Exactly what everyone must do is MOVE… Move out of every far leaning democratic state. Cripple them in there pockets. Where it will hurt the most. When they do not have enough tax payers to pay for the goodies, that the others do not pay for, the state will crumble. Move out, into conservative states. Reducing the numbers in northern states will reduce their electorate, and adventurely remove their strangle hold they have on the nation. When they start to see that working people are no longer going to foot the bill while they sit around and reap the rewards and do nothing, they will wake the hell up or not. But something has to give and it is time to start and think of ways to remove this fraud that is going on. If you don’t want to be part of it then be part of stopping it, get out. You cannot change the behavior of what others do, you can only control what you do and it is time to make your choice to change what and where you live. If you choose not to, then you will continue to feed the beast and they will continue to grow, get bigger and better and adventurely eat up every last resource that we have left. Your choice, your life, choose…

  • Time

    Just some more food for thought. Some counties in swing states where the ONE won, have more votes tallied then there are citizens in the entire county. Well golly, gee, how could this be. How could a county have more voters that mailed in ballots, waited on lines and pushed a button then the entire county has in residents ? This must be the undead coming home to voice their votes once again. Absolutely amazing. Only in a free and just election, in America can this chit be true. Truth is stranger then fiction…

  • Sparky

    Geez people. Surely you aren’t going to fall for everything the MSM prints. Whatever happened to logic and fact.

    The MSM and the Left are throwing out demographics, numbers and statistics for their win. Most of them are red herrings.

    I would suggest that the Democrats engaged in rampant voter fraud and the MSM is lying through their teeth to cover for them.

    Only the stupid would believe anything the MSM prints without thorough independent verification.

  • Linda

    #38 Time
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    Agree 100% with you but what is also happening is that people are getting angry at the Catholics thinking they helped Obama win…at the republicans, at the black and so forth.

    When in reality Obama did not win…but IT IS ONLY DIVIDING AMERICA MORE AND IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT!

    THE HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF SHALL NOT STAND!

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