One of the biggest causes of President Obama’s victory on Tuesday was his support among women and the record numbers in which they turned out to vote. Women made up 53% of all voters on Election Day, MTV News’ Kara Warner reports, and 55% of those votes went to Obama. It may not sound like enormous margins, but given how close the vote was in the swing states, those extra votes played a big role in putting Obama over the edge.
Women’s impact on the election went way beyond Obama, too. Thanks to big victories for women candidates in places like Wisconsin and Massachusetts, the Senate now has a record number of women (20), as does the House of Representatives (81).
Kelly Clarkson went on record to explain why she supported Obama this election season. And she didn’t have kind words for Romney and his fellow Republican candidates’ policies. "I'm not really down with Mitt Romney's ideals for throwing women back to the '50s… I'm for gay rights. I'm for anyone's rights. I'm for gay rights, heterosexual rights, purple people's rights."
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