In the spirit of my obsession with Obama reaching the "mandate from the people" mark Bush's people said he set in the 2004 race against Kerry, I feel compelled to proclaim the final (short of a few stragglers) tally:

62,615,406 for Obama
59,142,004 for Romney

Bush beat Kerry by just a tad over 3 million Obama beat Romney by just a tad under 3.5 million - and that was in the face of the hugest onslaught of money ever in an election (yes from the good guys side too, I know).

Obama got more actual votes than Bush in 2004 and Romney just barely beat Kerry in votes - even with all that money

Romney got less than McCain in 2008 - even with all that money
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