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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:41 AM

In 59 Philadelphia voting wards, Mitt Romney got zero votes

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

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Reply In 59 Philadelphia voting wards, Mitt Romney got zero votes (Original post)
cali Nov 2012 OP
scheming daemons Nov 2012 #1
bluerum Nov 2012 #14
LaydeeBug Nov 2012 #18
BobbyBoring Nov 2012 #19
Kyad06 Nov 2012 #23
lalalu Nov 2012 #2
VWolf Nov 2012 #3
lindysalsagal Nov 2012 #4
aaaaaa5a Nov 2012 #5
yardwork Nov 2012 #9
Coyotl Nov 2012 #6
lunasun Nov 2012 #7
Scuba Nov 2012 #8
yardwork Nov 2012 #10
Blue State Bandit Nov 2012 #11
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #12
valerief Nov 2012 #13
Sugarcoated Nov 2012 #15
Patiod Nov 2012 #16
Mc Mike Nov 2012 #17
ChillZilla Nov 2012 #20
grantcart Nov 2012 #21
harun Nov 2012 #22
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #24
Festivito Nov 2012 #25
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #26

Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:43 AM

1. i bet there are precincts in utah where obama got zero too

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Response to scheming daemons (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:48 AM

14. Think population density. Probably moe peple in one ward in Philly than

in all the rural preciencts in Utah put together.

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Response to bluerum (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:29 AM

18. and GOP rep's districts are largely padded by the PRISON population. If you know PHILLY

this is not that big of a surprise.

It's kinda like when we dicussed the FACT that President Obama carried 8 out of the 10 wealthiest districts? Well cali decided because she did some 'search and decided that because...get this....ONE county in Connecticut may have had more middle class people there....ONE, mind you, that the entire list is a MYTH. <<<---- cali's words.



And, of course, the ever present "R S T L N E" of the bullying is that you are stupid or lack insight if you don't agree with her desperate, breathless tripe.

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Response to bluerum (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:36 AM

19. In my MD district

I bet he got 4. Myself, spouse and 2 neighbors. I saw TWO Obama signs in a 50 sq.mi. radius compared to gazillions of R R signs!

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Response to BobbyBoring (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:41 AM

23. afraid of vandalism

Same situation here in NJ but in the privacy of the election booth Obama kicked Willards ass

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:46 AM

2. It's Always Sunny in Philadephia.

 

Thanks Philly.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:51 AM

3. Cue the Fox News conspiracy theories in 3, 2, 1 .... n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:00 AM

4. The question is: Which party owns the polling process in PA? Start there. I dunno.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:06 AM

5. I bet the old black Panther guy that FOX news loves to show every 4 years is what led to this!



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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:13 AM

9. I think that my son met that guy at an Occupy event last summer.

Said he was a nice guy. Opens doors for people.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:08 AM

6. These are the neighborhoods that show up in election integrity investigations

Robbers rob banks because that is where the money is!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:12 AM

7. Philadelphia freedom in the city of brother love

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:12 AM

8. My admiration for the People of Philadelphia just went up exponentially.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:15 AM

10. I'm certain that there are precincts in rural North Carolina where Obama got zero votes.

Not to mention whole swaths of MS, AL, AR....

Articles like this are racist scare-tactics.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:21 AM

11. Philly is ALL BLUE! Silly GOP has no clue.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:27 AM

12. Not a big change: In 2008, McCain got zero votes in 57 Philadelphia voting divisions.

From the article.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:37 AM

13. I'm still amazed anyone who isn't a mega-millionaire voted for him. nt

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:57 AM

15. Wasn't it reported that Rmoney was getting less than 1% of the AA vote?

I'm sure these were black wards, but it's still hard to believe, not one vote? I know it's possible, but is it believable? Maybe these kinds of stories will change Republican's minds about having standard voting nationwide.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:09 AM

16. One place, there were two R committeepeople but only one Romney vote

There was an article earlier this week in the Philadelphia Inquirer where they interviewed a Republican committeeperson from a almost-all-Dem precinct.

He said there was only ONE Romney vote, which he found strange because there were TWO Republican committeepeople (he wasn't implying fraud - he was implying that even his co-committeeman voted Obama)

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:10 AM

17. Thanks, Philly.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:41 AM

20. So...does that mean that in 59 voting districts there's not one white person?

 

Zero. Zilch?

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:59 AM

21. Note to self: find realtor in Philadelphia.



You know this ISN'T fraud because if it was they would have tossed in a few to throw off the scent.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:14 AM

22. Not a suprise to those of us who live in and around Philadelphia

We love it blue, very blue.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:43 AM

24. Lotta smart people in those wards...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:12 PM

25. Do these people have critical thinking skills AND TALK TO EACH OTHER!!!111!!!

Oh noes!!!11!!11

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:24 PM

26. First impression is that there's something wrong

But the article explains the situation well.

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