Gingrich 'dumbfounded' over Romney earning fewer votes than 2008 nominee McCain
Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich has said that he is "dumbfounded" by last week's Presidential elections results.
Gingrich told NBC that he was shocked to see that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney earned fewer votes than the party's 2008 standard-bearer, John McCain.
"The president won an extraordinary victory, and the fact is we owe him the respect of trying to understand what they did and how they did it," Politico quoted Gingrich, as saying.
"But if you had said to me three weeks ago that Mitt Romney would get fewer votes than John McCain, and it looks like he'll be two million fewer, I would have been dumbfounded," he added.
According to the report, in the latest count, Romney has 58.8 million votes.
McCain received 59.9 million votes in 2008, the report said.