Sadely I think more people voted due to race and religion than anything this election. I've here endless arguments about this election end in either "well Obama doesn't believe in Jesus" or "we'll Obama is not a Christian".
I have not herd any outright racism as you have, but when people I know talk about being mad about not getting enough government funding for schools, hating how politicians have been attacking unions, hate greedy big business, and complain about how the wealthy pay less taxes than us, then the next day say they are voting for Romney. It makes me just beg the question... Lol
Things will be much quieter once this is all done with! Can't wait.