George Will on Election Chaos

ABC's George Will on a possible split election and the politics of race
3:00 | 10/28/12

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-- the beauties of the Electoral College system as we quarantined. Our close elections and the litigation was have to follow them in one state. Rather than -- and all the ballots into one big pool. And having litigation and every precinct across the -- -- it last time around our ABC news Washington Post poll -- president Obama's number dead 53%. Now they've got Romney 49%. Talk about the possibility. Governor Romney wins the popular vote loses the Electoral College we've had -- this is -- 57. Presidential election. In 52 of them at least. The popular vote -- electoral would have coincided John Quincy Adams and eighteen coming -- Haze over Tilden in 76. Harrison over Cleveland in 88. Bush over gore in 2000 -- -- not a bad record 52 -- -- 56. So hard I wouldn't worry about it so much and and if one wins they elect promoting loses the popular two three -- 101000 -- -- a moment of great crisis in this country and I think a lot of the polarization in this country. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- This country to be what can what I would cool cold so only will become even more parties would again I didn't work and in this partisan polarized environment -- worlds and when we're also seeing. -- AEA huge racial. -- -- six out of ten voters court in the latest white voters voting for governor Romney. About eight out of ten -- minorities voting for. President -- -- not only that but there was an Associated Press poll that came out this weekend that showed that actually the majority of Americans still admit. Now this is a computer online polls of people I I guess a more honest than they are in a telephone pole still admit racial bias now that. We elected a black president so that we can expect it all to go away but theoretically -- the very tight race at that. Affects 5% of the vote which is what they assumption is that could affect the outcome as well just pure and -- I don't. Think most people like to think that way like to think that's where America is but I don't think you can ignore it would be -- -- to ignore that at the fact. If if if Virginia and Florida. Go back to the Republicans. If the confederacy entirely. You put the map of the civil war over this electoral map you've got the civil war I don't -- rolling your -- church right up my home you are not sure what. Democrats have been losing the white fruit. Constantly since 1964. So that's not -- John Kerry until it felt -- right here's what we're trying to talk about. -- 2008. From Obama gets that many white troops this time the polls indicate he may get this many were trying to explain this difference now there -- two possible explanations. A lot of white people who voted for Obama and 2008 watched him govern for four years and some. Not so good let's try someone else the alternative the confederacy hypothesis -- Those people somehow for some reason the last four years became racist scenario doesn't -- my own -- -- sounds like. Please -- -- I'm just pointing out the fact that the white people who have changed their minds happen to be in Virginia and Florida. And if you actually look at a map that -- they don't they with the let me ask you state I think Intel says that just literally only -- down believes -- -- they otherwise it -- all -- Republican Party. If he they were the only two states in 2008 the violated the -- -- -- made an empirical statement that is. Charitable and finals which is that the people moving toward the white people moving away part of those -- -- any --

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