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‘Gifts’ to minorities, young voters helped Obama win, Romney says

Mitt Romney said during a conference call with his national finance committee on Wednesday that President Obama won reelection largely by bestowing “gifts” on key voting blocs, “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people.”

The gifts included guaranteed — and, in some cases, subsidized — health care coverage under the 2010 national health care law, help paying for college, and protection from deportation for some illegal immigrants, Romney said, according to the New York Times.

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