GOP strategist Rove accuses Obama of winning 'by suppressing vote'
Republican strategist Karl Rove has argued that President Barack Obama 'succeeded by suppressing the vote'.
Rove's argument directly contradicts the conventional wisdom that Mitt Romney failed to appeal to non-white and female voters.
He argued that Obama won with a smaller popular vote and a smaller margin of victory than in the 2008 election against Senator John McCain.
Instead of expanding voters, Rove argued that Obama 'suppressed the vote' by demonizing Romney and encouraging people not to vote.
"President Obama has become the first president in history to win a second term with a smaller percentage of the vote than he did in the first term," Politico quoted Rove, as saying.
"But he won Karl, he won!" Fox News host Megyn Kelly interjected. Kelly also asked Rove how Republicans intended to appeal to minority groups, especially Hispanics, after doing so much to alienate them in 2012.
According to the report, during the interview, Rove pointed to Hispanic-voter turnout in Texas to argue that there was no fundamental disconnect between his party and Latino voters.