The 2012 Election Cost Over 2 BILLION Dollars!

Last month’s presidential election cost more than $2B. That’s right $2B.

That’s billion with a B:

Obama: $1.123 billion vs. Romney: $1.019 billion.

That’s the final fundraising tally in the most expensive presidential election ever, according to reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission by the rival campaigns and party committees.

Virginia Attorney General Suggests President Obama Stole the Election

The GOP may have lost the presidential election earlier this month, but that doesn’t mean they’ll shut up about it.

Following Mitt Romney’s example of blaming everything but themselves for the loss, Ken Cuccinelle, the Attorney General of Virginia, is claiming–or at least in agreement with the suggestion–that President Obama stole the election:

Mitt Romney: Obama Won Because He Gave ‘Big Gifts’ To Blacks, Hispanics, Young Voters, and Women

In a call to donors yesterday, Mitt Romney claimed that the reason he lost the election is because President Obama promised “big gifts” to blacks, Hispanics, young voters, and sexually-active women.

In contrast, he claims that his campaign focused on “big issues for the whole country.”

Regarding these gifts, Romney referred specifically to Obamacare (for blacks and Hispanics), the DREAM act (for Hispanics), the partial forgiveness of college loans (for young voters), and free contraception (for women).

In other news, Romney is super sad that he lost.

BYP MEMO: The Political Impact of Young People of Color in the 2012 Election

Today, the Black Youth Project releases its latest memo: The Political Impact of Young People of Color in the 2012 Election.”

This new analysis shows that youth again increased their presence at the voting booth, and this increase was driven largely by high levels of turnout among young Blacks and Latinos.

Young people of color played an especially important role in President Obama’s re-election. Young Blacks and Latinos supported Obama at rates similar to 2008, while support for Obama among white youth dropped by ten percentage points.