Gay people elected Obama. How's that for a provocative lede? You doubt me? Check out these fun stats, based on exit poll data. Respondents were asked: Are you gay, lesbian or bisexual?
No surprise above in how many gay or non-gay voters were found in the electorate this week. But check out the numbers below.
Yes, Gay No, Not
Voted Obama 76% 22%
Voted Romney 49% 49%
In other words, among voters who said they weren't gay, it's a tie. Among voters who said they were, Obama overwhelmed Romney.
Oh my, if Rush Limbaugh sees this, he'll have a fit. Forget I mentioned it.
And I should point out that it's likely many of these votes were in states that were already solid Obama in the first place.