Chris Cilliza at the Washington Post looks at five myths about the election:

A wave of black voters and young people was the key to Obama’s victory.

Exit polling suggests that there was no statistically significant increase in voting among either group. Black voters made up 11 percent of the electorate in 2004 and 13 percent in 2008, while young voters comprised 17 percent of all voters in 2004 and 18 percent four years later.