On the election Tuesday, Mitt Romney was not very popular in Philly. As a matter of fact, in 59 voting divisions in Philadelphia, Romney did not get one vote. Not even one.
In a collaboration by several Philadelphia Inquirer staff writers, Drudgegae reported that most cities have a large majority of DemocratsÂ—75 percent to 80 percent. This is a well-known statistic, and the reason for that, according to Sasha Issenberg, author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns, is because concentrated groups are easier to organize.
But still... zero?? Even the generally left-leaning writers speculate,
"The unanimous support for Obama in these Philadelphia neighborhoodsÂ—clustered in almost exclusively black sections of West and North PhiladelphiaÂ—fertilizes fears of fraud, despite little hard evidence."
Philly.com reported that "In a city where President Obama received more than 85 percent of the votes, in some places he received almost every one. In 13 Philadelphia wards, Obama received 99 percent of the vote or more." Or More?? Like, 100%? Or more than that? Reports of certain districts with well over 100% of the vote being reported is common, despite indications that voter turnout was lower for the 2012 election than the 2008 election.
WPTV reported that the Center for the Study of the American Electorate reported that 2012 voter turnout was at 57.5% of all eligible voters, compared to 62.3% who voted in 2008.
In other strange Philly voting news, FoxNews also reported that Jerry Jackson of the New Black Panther Party, and one of the defendants in the 2008 voter intimidation case that was subsequently dropped by the Department of Justice, was also seen "outside a North Philadelphia voting site wearing the group's trademark black beret, combat-style uniform, and heavy boots." Were potential Mitt Romney voters intimidated?
To add to the speculation, the Gateway Pundit published disturbing audio of a Democratic poll watcher kicking Republican inspectors out of Philadelphia's 20th Ward. Despite the fact that they were there legally, the poll watcher was adamant that they leave. She said,
"I don't care what the law says, I say! I'm not turning them away... they aren't sitting here at this board."
Perhaps there should be a second look at Philadelphia. Something seems not-quite-right. Listen to the exchange here:
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