Charles Blow, New York Times editorial writer, has been diving into the exit polls which, by the way, were mostly conducted in states Obama, not Romney, won. First of all, if not most startling: there was a distinct backlash against vote suppression efforts on the part of the Republican party, "bringing more minorities to the polls, not fewer." I think more than a few of us suspected that might happen. "Threaten to steal something, and its owner’s grip grows tighter," says Blow.
Where did Romney win -- really win?
Romney won nine of the 11 states that were once in the Confederacy.
Romney also won eight of the 10 states with the lowest population density: Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Nebraska and Utah. Obama won New Mexico and Nevada. (Hello. Hello. Hello. Is there an echo in here?)
Romney’s biggest margin of victory came in Utah, home of the Mormon Church. ...NYT
As for the black v. white vote, the outcome is pretty interesting.
Obama won one of his highest percentages of white voters in the state with the fewest minority voters: Maine. Ninety-five percent of Maine’s voters were white, and 57 percent of them voted for Obama. That ties with one other state for the highest percent of whites voting for Obama: Massachusetts, where 86 percent of the voters are white.
In fact, Obama won the white vote only in states with small minority voting populations. The others Obama won were Iowa (93 percent white), New Hampshire (93 percent white), Oregon (88 percent white), Connecticut (79 percent white) and Washington State (76 percent white)...NYT
You wouldn't know it from the way people talk about Obama but maybe there's an acceptance of the fact that Barack Obama is as accurately described as "white" as he is "black."