Speaking of electoral versus popular votes:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/ron-paul-electoral-college_n_1880172.html
Basically, there are three Republican appointees to the Electoral College who are making noises about not voting for Romney, no matter what. One has resigned, which means there's going to be a scramble to replace her with a diehard Romney fan.
They're primarily unhappy because they like Ron Paul and think he never got a fair chance, but whatever the reason, Romney's going to have to worry about that, too. The electoral college isn't required
to go along with the popular vote, but with only a few rare exceptions, they always have. If more than one person defects, that would not only set a record, it might cost Romney the election, if it is close.
I'm hopeful that it won't be particularly close, but I'm afraid to be too sure. I just hope our wretched attorney general doesn't manage to get Wisconsin's voter ID laws -- which have already been blocked twice
-- back up and running for November.