We’ve been told today that yesterday wasn’t just a win for Obama…it was a win for American democracy. People were finally energized to come out to the polls and both candidates broke records for the amount of votes they received.

However…where are the totals proving this?

First, the claims from Politico:

More than 130 million people turned out to vote Tuesday, the most ever to vote in a presidential election.

With ballots still being counted in some precincts into Wednesday morning, an estimated 64 percent of the electorate turned out, making 2008 the highest percentage turnout in generations.

In 2004, 122.3 million voted in what was then the highest recorded turnout in the contest between President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.).

However, right now with 97% reporting CNN has the vote total as such…

Obama: 63,493,372
McCain: 56,142,078
Total: 119,635,450

MSNBC shows virtually the same total with 97% reporting…

Obama: 63,497,950
McCain: 56,145,889
Total: 119,643,839

Where are the final numbers that affirm this 130M+?

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