In 2008 a win for Obama was seen by African Americans as a sign of acceptance for a long marginalized group, and they voted overwhelmingly for Obama. A similar phenomenon occurred for Catholics and John Kennedy in 1960, but less attention has been paid this year to how the same dynamic with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been strongly helping Mitt Romney.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 6, 2012 1:00 pm|
The Nevada Republican party has finally certified the results from the Nevada caucus that took place on Saturday. Mitt Romney was able to win the caucus with 50 percent of the vote. But GOP voter turnout was much lower than in 2008.
|By: Elliott Saturday February 4, 2012 8:00 pm|
Just what is a dishonest rape?
Misogyny is never pretty.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday February 4, 2012 7:25 pm|
The large Mormon vote in the state helped Romney win by such a large margin. According to the entrance polls, Mormons made up about one quarter of the overall vote; and of those, 91 percent supported Romney. Importantly though, Romney still would have won the state even without the Mormon vote. Romney also won the Catholic vote, the Protestant vote, and the “other Christian” vote.