Yes, the 2012 election is in our collective rearview mirror but we came across a fascinating chart — courtesy of Ravi Parikh — that we had to share.
Our biggest takeaway from the chart? Of the 10 states with the highest voter turnout, Obama won all 10 of them. Romney’s first win in a high turnout state was in North Carolina where 64.6 percent of the voting eligible population — tied for the 11th highest in the country — cast a ballot.
Obama’s clean sweep of the top 10 included a number of swing states: Wisconsin (2nd with 72.1 percent turnout), Colorado (3rd, 70.3 percent), New Hampshire (4th, 70.1 percent), Iowa (5th, 69.9 percent), Virginia (7th, 66.4 percent), Michigan (10th, 64.7 percent) and Ohio (11th [tied], 64.6 percent.
President Obama’s voter identification and mobilization advantage over Romney has been well documented at this point. But rarely have we seen its importance expressed in such compelling terms.