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November 16, 2012

Graham Says Romney Lost Because Christians Didn't Vote

The Rev. Franklin Graham claimed in an interview with David Brody that the "majority of Christians" did not vote.

Said Graham: "We know that from of the statistics that I've heard that the majority of Christians in this country just did not vote for whatever reason. The vast majority of evangelicals did not go to the polls. God is in control, and if Christians are upset, they need to be upset at themselves. We need to do a better job of getting our people- the church to vote. Now, I'm not trying to tell you how to vote, you can vote, but vote, my goodness, and vote for candidates that stand for Biblical values."

First Read: "But Graham's assertion -- and implication that had white Christian evangelicals just showed up in bigger numbers, President Obama would have lost -- is off base. In fact, white evangelicals/born-again Christians made up the same percentage of the electorate as they did in 2008 - 26%. They voted for Mitt Romney, a devout Mormon, by a wider margin than they did for Sen. John McCain four years ago."


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