2012 Election: By the Numbers

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  • Tweets-Per-Minute Generated After Romney Said He Would Defund PBS
  • Total Times Obama Mentioned Big Bird On Campaign Trail
  • Number of Bear Hugs Given on Campaign Trail
  • Total number of Presidential Debates
  • Total number of Vice Presidential Debates
  • Total Amount Obama Campaign Spent
  • Total Amount Romney Campaign Spent
  • Estimated Number of Miles Obama Traveled on Nov. 5
  • Estimated Number of Miles Romney Traveled on Nov. 5
  • Total Number of Obama Campaign Stops: 227
  • Total Number of Romney Campaign Stops
  • Total Amount Raised By Super PACs
  • U.S. Unemployment Rate on Election Day
  • Longest Wait Time for Voters in Florida on Election Day
  • Total Newspaper Endorsements for Romney
  • Total Newspaper Endorsements for Obama
  • Total Romney "Likes" on Facebook: 12 Million
  • Total Obama "Likes" on Facebook: 33 Million

Total number of Vice Presidential Debates: 1 

Vice President Joe Biden memorably reintroduced the word "malarkey" into the mainstream in his only debate with Paul Ryan.

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