Today, with many ballots still to be counted, Obama popular-vote total has risen to 65,061,993, and his total continues to grow. He has already received more votes than were ever cast for an incumbent president seeking re-election and the second-highest total ever cast for a presidential candidate (behind only his 2008 total).
Mitt Romney has won roughly 60,551,798.
That means that Obama leads Romney by more than 4.5 million votes nationally, for a 50.90 percent to 47.37 percent margin. The margin is likely to grow over the next several weeks. But, already, Romney had fallen below the 47.5 level, meaning that his finish is now rounded to 47 percent.
Yes, Mitt Romney, the candidate of the 47 percent.
But that could change. Before the count is finished, he could fall below 47 percent.