When all the votes are counted, could Mitt Romney really end up achieving perfect poetic justice by finishing with 47 percent of the national vote? Yup. Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report says new votes in from Maryland put Romney at 47.56 percent. He predicts with certainty that with all of New York and California counted, Romney will end up below 47.5 percent of the vote.You’ll find the whole piece here. And if you need to be reminded of how significant the 47 percent figure is to Romney, click here.
Rounded, of course, that would put the final tally at 51-47.
READ MORE: “Mr. 47 Percent,” by Steven Benen (The Maddow Blog); “God Rubs Mitt Romney’s Nose in Karmic Dogshit,” by Richard Metzger (Dangerous Minds); “No, Romney Didn’t Win the Middle Class,” by Timothy Noah (The New Republic).