I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but this is shady — very shady. No doubt, Mitt Romney has had tumultuous demographic woes, garnering a whopping 6-to-96 ratio among black voters. However, I think it’s safe to say that he wouldn’t get zero percent of the black vote in fairly large electorate areas.
Evidently, that’s not the case. It would be highly unlikely that Romney would receive zero percent of the vote in one or two precincts. It would be, I’d say impossible, that he would secure literally zero votes in 59 precincts, as was the case in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer explains:
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.”
Same thing happened in Cleveland with 9 precincts. I’m not saying this would have swung the election — meaning, logistically it’s irrevelant — but only a numbskull would say voter fraud is not a real problem.
This is why the libs oppose voter-ID laws.