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ODD? ROMNEY GOT ZERO VOTES IN 59 PRECINCTS IN PHILLY, AND 9 PRECINCTS IN OHIO

Posted by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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ODD? ROMNEY GOT ZERO VOTES IN 59 PRECINCTS IN PHILLY, AND 9 PRECINCTS IN OHIO

Mitt Romney’s demographic troubles have, by this point, been well-rehearsed by practically every pundit across the political spectrum. However, even in his most troubled demographic (black voters, where Romney was trounced 94-6), the GOP nominee could probably comfort himself that at least – contrary to some polls – he didn’t get 0 percent.

But what if there are parts of the country where Romney not only got zero percent of the vote (a possibility in the case of vote totals so small that rounding renders them null), but actually got literally zero votes? For the nominee of a major party, that would be truly extraordinary – so extraordinary, in fact, that it would strain credulity.

And seeing as this highly unlikely turn of events happened not in one or two precincts, but in over 59 in Philadelphia, and 9 in Cleveland, that credulity can be safely said to be completely strained, if not broken. From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

It’s one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch.

These are the kind of numbers that send Republicans into paroxysms of voter-fraud angst, but such results may not be so startling after all.

“We have always had these dense urban corridors that are extremely Democratic,” said Jonathan Rodden, a political science professor at Stanford University. “It’s kind of an urban fact, and you are looking at the extreme end of it in Philadelphia.”

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Many parts of Philadelphia and other big cities simply lack Republican voters, a fact of campaigning that has been true since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, Stanford University’s Rodden said.

In 2008, McCain got zero votes in 57 Philadelphia voting divisions. That was a big increase from 2004, when George W. Bush was blanked in just five divisions.

But Larry Sabato isn’t convinced.

“I’d be surprised if there weren’t a handful of precincts that didn’t cast a vote for Romney,” the regular Fox News guest who also heads the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, said.

“Not a single vote for Romney or even an error? That’s worth looking into,” he added.

But the oddity doesn’t end there. Weaselzippers also passes along this map of Ohio’s Cuyahoga County.

Romney Won Zero Votes In 9 Cleveland Precints, 59 Philadelphia Precincts

Note the pure blue areas, where Obama is supposed to have won this full, every-single-vote sweep. Such a victory isn’t logically impossible, but it’s so thoroughly unlikely that some observers are already raising questions of fraud. At bare minimum, this outcome certainly raises questions about the political makeup of the areas in question.

by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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gsprofval
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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Seems we CAN say obama voter fraud.

gsprofval
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:56 PM
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In 59 divisions in Philadelphia …Romney receives zero votes

 NOVEMBER 12, 2012 6:54 PM

In this recent election, the GOP paid dearly for the harsh miscalculation of not respecting the power of the minority vote.  No, this was not a failure on ideals and issues …but, yes, this was a failure in terms of the marketing of how minorities, youths, and women are reached.  Philly.comreports that Romney received absolutely no votes in a large number of ‘voting divisions’:

It’s one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch.

Of course, these districts are in the deep inner-city areas of Philadelphia.  Just one look at the county-by-county map of the past election, and you will see that these areas are a dark blue.  However, is it really commonplace for numbers like this?  The report continues:

Still, was there not one contrarian voter in those 59 divisions, where unofficial vote tallies have President Obama outscoring Romney by a combined 19,605 to 0?

The unanimous support for Obama in these Philadelphia neighborhoods – clustered in almost exclusively black sections of West and North Philadelphia – fertilizes fears of fraud, despite little hard evidence

That’s right… 19,605 to ZIP.  Romney received a giant goose egg in these zones.  Why?  Was Romney really that bad? The answer is… no.  In fact, even liberals will admit that he did a great job while he was a governor, and his economic policies blew Obama’s to kingdom come.  So, why the massive vacuum of support in these areas?

Romney simply didn’t win the inner city vote; a vote, which composes a massive amount of the electorate.  Obama controlled the cities, whereas Romney handily won the rural areas and especially the heartland of America.  In addition, Romney was right: those in the 47% that are surviving off government subsidies would never have voted for him.  This is why Romney couldn’t beat Obama; a president who has presided over scandals and an economy that as sputtered along in its recovery efforts.  As one pundit said, it’s hard to beat Santa Claus.

It is a humble thing to look back at history and see what went wrong… so what can we learn?

First, the GOP has completely and totally allowed themselves to be portrayed as the ‘old white guy party,’ No amount of minority keynote speakers at the RNC would do them any help because their messages fell on deaf ears – partially because their messages were not as strong as they needed them to be and partially because the media was out to ensure Obama’s re-election.  The media was able to get away with painting conservatives as a bunch of racists, because the GOP didn’t do anything substantial to stop that sentiment. If they had, the media would not have been sobbing for the past 6-months that Republicans are racist bigots.

Second, it is worth noting just how important of a part the electoral college plays in the functioning of this nation.  The democrats would need only to dump support and funding into the inner cities, and they would take control of every single national election.  The rural folks would never find representation in Washington.  That’s the difference between a Republic and a Democracy…

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”  …Well said, Benjamin Franklin.

  
_Kissy_
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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They Still can't get over the fact Obama won...Its time to though.

gsprofval
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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Friday-Kissy

It's called voter fraud.

JanuaryBaby06
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Hm.... not a single vote? i know of a handful of people who voted for romney (i must admit for every 1 i knew, i knew atleast 10 who voted for obama but the romney supporters were out there esp. in my area). i am in the Far NE in Philly, where people act like they live in the suburbs-lol. I must admit though that I am a Registered Repub who voted for Obama.

itsmesteph11
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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Looks like someone was trying to hard.
trippyhippy
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:13 PM
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I call bs.  Both of these articles link back to exreme right wing sites.  Show me one real article from a real news site.

DSamuels
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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There is a link to Philly.com, not a conservative site.

It is reporting 100% Obama in 59 districts. 

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20121112_In_59_Philadelphia_voting_wards__Mitt_Romney_got_zero_votes.html

Quoting trippyhippy:

I call bs.  Both of these articles link back to exreme right wing sites.  Show me one real article from a real news site.


Bek22
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:52 PM
There's nothing anyone can do. It's very possible but will never be proven.
acrogodess
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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Out of over 300+ people I know, only 1 openly admitted to voting for Romney. I really wouldn't be surprised.

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