Republican political strategist Karl Rove, who led the Super PAC known as 'American Crossroads' through the 2012 election, claimed on Fox News that President Obama was re-elected because he was able to somehow suppress Republican voters (video below).
Rove on Thursday -- two days after a stinging defeat -- provided no actual proof that President Obama prevented anyone from voting, only that the Obama campaign convinced most people not to vote for Mitt Romney, which is the purpose of any election campaign, points out MediaMatters.org and RawStory.com.
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Rove said: “He succeeded by suppressing the vote, by saying to people, ‘You may not like who I am and I know you can’t bring yourself to vote for me, but I’m going to paint this other guy as simply a rich guy who only cares about himself.'"
"Fifty-three percent in the exit polls said on Election Day that Mitt Romney’s policies would only help the rich. And they voted for Obama by a 9 to 1 margin. Of the 21 percent of the electorate who said that the most important characteristic in a president was that he cares about people like me, they voted for President Obama by almost a 9 to 1 margin. They effectively denigrated Mitt Romney’s character, business acumen, business experience and made him unworthy.”