Romney Received Zero Votes In 59 Philadelphia Voting Divisions

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In 59 of the urban, mostly-black voting divisions in Philadelphia Mitt Romney got zero votes, compared to Barack Obama’s 19,605.

But that’s not suspicious at all, right?

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.”

Most big cities are politically homogeneous, with 75 percent to 80 percent of voters identifying as Democrats.

Cities are not only bursting with Democrats: They are easier to organize than rural areas where people live far apart from one another, said Sasha Issenberg, author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns.

“One reason Democrats can maximize votes in Philadelphia is that it’s very easy to knock on every door,” Issenberg said.

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?

This is hard to believe. Could these areas really be this ideologically homogeneous?

The article states there’s “little hard evidence” for fraud, but then we know that election officials don’t actually spend a lot of time trying to detect fraud either, so that’s a cold comfort.

To be clear, I don’t think fraud cost Mitt Romney the election. I think Obama won the argument, and won the most votes.

But instances like this one, as well as there being more ballots cast than eligible voters in some parts of Florida, indicate our dire need for election reforms.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Gern Blanston

    See? It just goes to show how unelectable Romney really was.

    • Wayne

      Hard for any Republican to win with this amount of Democrat voter fraud. Abraham Lincoln would not have won.

  • WOOF

    Knock , knock.
    Who’s there ?
    Gerry.
    Gerry who?
    Gerrymander.

    • tomorrowclear

      Live by the gerry, die by the mander. It’s another piece of mathematics Republicans will have to learn after basic arithmetic.

      BTW, news reports have Karl Rove begging for change outside the JFK terminal this morning while mumbling something about “Wait until the returns from Cuyahoga Falls come in…”

    • $8194357

      Woof..
      In at least 5 of the 9 “swing states”.
      Key precincts had well over 100% turn out…
      from 99% to 158% participation with Obams getting in the high 70%..
      Some ground game huh.
      Grave yards were well represented.

  • tomorrowclear

    I find it difficult to believe that anyone would find implausible that entirely black or Latino neighborhoods in our urban centers would avoid giving a single vote to someone like Mitt Romney. On the one hand, many of you whine about 96% of blacks voting for Obama, but then out of the other side of your mouths you disbelieve that particular neighborhoods that are almost entirely black took it up a whopping four percentage points.

    • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.emanoff Thomas Emanoff

      I live in Philadelphia. I voted for Romney. I’m pissed off if this is true.

  • Neiman

    Sorry, this result is mathematically impossible! Yes, a handful of divisions might have produced such an unbalanced vote and even that “might” is an incredible stretch of the imagination, so a yes a few might have had zero Romney votes, not 10 or more and certainly not 59. This is not just implausible, it is impossible.

    Yes, blacks and Hispanics tend not to pay attention to the affairs of the nation and they will vote solely based on emotion and skin color in huge margins for Mahdi Obama; but if anyone, even hard core socialist Democrats believe this is possible, they are beyond deluded, they live in fantasy land.

    • borborygmi

      I agree. I am guessing Fox will be all over it.

      • $8194357

        But no one else will care huh gurgle…

        • Snarkie

          You birther f#cks can eat sh*t and die. If you won, and there was malfeasance to accomplish it, you’d pretend it was legit. Admit it. There are no principles left among you instrumentalist f#cks.

          • Barking Spider

            Snarkie, thank you for providing such keen insightful analysis, as well as reminding me why I left the Democrat Party. You think you are intelligent, but in reality you are nothing but a brainless, cocky, self righteous, condescending and pompous little twit. Go back to watching MSDNC and Chrissy Matthews rub his nipples while having a full body quivering “o” as he discusses the the greatness of our dear ruler. Lenin had a name for people like you: Useful Idiots. Seriously, reading comments like your’s is making me into a proponent for sterilization. Reallly wish your parents had used birth control so you wouldn’t have been born, for you are an absolute waste of space.

          • Onslaught1066

            Those are just his good points, he’s also a wife killer… and he huffs glue.

      • opinionated

        as someone should… one vote per person..

    • banjo kid

      In my post above the news of the machine flipping to Obama after selecting Romney , my daughter had that happen to her she was persistent and selected twice before she could actually vote for Romney that is unless of course Romney’s name was not on the ballot inside the machine. “ACORN”

      • Neiman

        There were 21 districts in Ohio that went 100% Obama, the evidence keeps mounting. Don’t be fooled though, even if the Democrats stole the election, it will take past Obama’s term before it is fully litigated and even if he lost and Romney won, to the media it will be ho hum.

    • Snarkie

      It’s not mathematically impossible, it’s an empirical question not a theoretical one.

  • borborygmi

    smells fishy

    • $8194357

      Check voter turn out in Florida and some of the “key” swing states..
      Well over %100 turn out in key precincts.
      From %99 to %158 voter turn out…
      Fishy?
      dead fish after an oil spill smell, huh.

  • SigFan

    No problem at all, nothing to see here, move along.

    And oddly enough Obama lost in every state that required voter photo ID. Things that make you go hmmm?

    • $8194357

      Being the lead Moter Voter lawyer and long standing ties with ACORN
      must have its advantage huh?

  • $8194357

    The ACORN/Moter Voter ground game workin hard.

    Quote:

    Only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. The unofficial vote count is 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ). The National SEAL Museum, a St. Lucie county polling place, had 158.85% voter turn out, the highest in the county.

    When asked about the 141% Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker stated, “They may have had something like that in Palm Beach County, but we’ve never seen that here.”

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/11/breaking-florida-showing-massive-voter-fraud/#ixzz2C2ahapkp

  • banjo kid

    My daughter found that upon selecting Romney twice before she pressed accept in Butler County. it would change over to Obama. There were more instances in Ohio than hers. so no voter fraud here move on along don’t jam up the walk way . ACORN has grown into a large monster an invisible monster as no one can see them . I have my doubts about 59 voting places that Romney did not score one vote .

    • $8194357

      And 5 of the 9 swing states had key precincts with over %100 turn out..
      As high as %158….WOW…
      Now thats a good ground game huh.

    • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

      Yes, yes,…..the invisible ACORN, which no one can defend against or truly determine the damage they cause because it’s impossible to prove they exist. A brilliant move on part of the Kenyan Marxist Socialist.

      Very ingenious, indeed.

      • $8194357

        Dang hanni..
        Those “invisiable nuts” cost taxpayers hundreds
        of millions each year..Are you saying they are “non existant”?
        Who’s slush funds do the money go to apoligist?
        Not constitutionalist conservitives.

  • ND Observer

    Perhaps all the voting machines were set to vote Obama even if you voted for Romney. That is something the Democratic machine would be along with false accusations, lying, cheating and stealing. Would not be surprised to see that there were more votes than registered voters too. the dead rise to vote Democrat again when they are needed. Remember that Romney lost four states – FL, OH, VA, and CO – with less than 400,000 votes total. Colorado was 111,000, FL by 47,000, OH by 100,000, and VA by 108,000. Romney did not make it less than 400,000 votes. Not the landslide and mandate the MSM likes to tout.

  • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

    Not only indicative of massive voting fraud in Philadelphia, but also a substantial hint that massive fraud occurred in other places as well. Considering this, as well as the serious discrepancies between polling data and outcome in some areas, we might find out that this election involved fraud of a sort and extent not known before. … Then there’s the stifling of the military vote …

    • $8194357

      That was done in 08 as well..
      blocking the military vote…

    • borborygmi

      Seems Arizona also. 1/2 million votes to be counted yet. Hmmmmm

  • $8194357

    Florida as well five or six other “key states”

    has over %100 voter turn out….Goooo Team Obama..

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/11/breaking-florida-showing-massive-voter-fraud/

    • Snarkie

      Have any non-birther, non-racist sources concurred?

  • $8194357

    Yes sir…

    This go around was a corrupt one even by

    the past democratic standards.

    Evidence of Rampant Fraud in Obama Election

    Posted on November 12, 2012
    by Conservative Byte

    There were many factors that hurt Mitt Romney and favored Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. The Democrats portrayed Romney in the worst light possible; as a wealthy, out of touch millionaire who wanted to return women to the 1800′s. The left wing media predictably did everything it could to perpetuate that false caricature.

    Obama’s race was an advantage; voters of all persuasions, particularly minorities, still cannot get over the allure of the first black president. The 47% of Americans on welfare were predisposed to vote for the food stamp president over Romney, wanting the free goodies to keep on giving, despite the long-term unsustainability.

    In spite of those odds, polls indicated that Romney was going to win the election.

    The economy is close to Great Depression era conditions, and unemployment is almost as high as when Obama entered office. Economic conditions became so dire after Obama took office it prompted the rise of an entire new movement, the Tea Party. Presidents rarely win reelection when the economy is in the tank.

    So how did Romney lose a race that numerous reputable polls and pundits
    predicted would be an easy win, based on historical patterns? The most realistic explanation is voter fraud in a few swing states.

    According to the Columbus Dispatch,
    one out of every five registered voters in Ohio is ineligible to vote.

    In at least two counties in Ohio, the number of registered voters exceeded the number of eligible adults who are of voting age.

    In northwestern Ohio’s Wood County, there are 109 registered
    voters for every 100 people eligible to vote.

    An additional 31 of Ohio’s 88 counties have voter registration rates
    over 90%, which most voting experts regard as suspicious.

    Obama miraculously won 100% of the vote in
    21 districts in Cleveland, and received over 99% of the vote where
    GOP inspectors were illegally removed.

    Continue Reading on clashdaily.com …

    Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2012/11/evidence-of-rampant-fraud-in-obama-election/#ixzz2C2o7Jjjt

  • WOOF

    How it really works. Go lie on your feinting couches.
    St. Lucie County supervisor’s website :
    NOTE*
    – TURNOUT PERCENTAGES WILL SHOW OVER 100% DUE TO A TWO PAGE BALLOT. THE
    TABULATION SYSTEM (GEMS) PROVIDES VOTER TURNOUT AS EQUAL TO THE TOTAL
    CARDS CAST IN THE ELECTION DIVIDED BY THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS.
    ALSO NOTE THAT SOME VOTERS CHOSE NOT TO RETURN BY MAIL THE SECOND CARD
    CONTAINING THE AMENDMENTS.

    http://www.slcelections.com/

    • $8194357

      so this is the officle DNC talking point now woof?
      Your on the mailing list right?

      • Geoff

        Now we know Barry was hob knobbing with all those dictators the past few years. He was learning how to fix elections. If, if, if there was over 100% turnout in any district….. All ballots should be thrown out. No exceptions.

        • $8194357

          When you have to many men on the field….
          No wonder the ground game works in your favor, huh.

  • Eric Holder

    Move along… Nothing to see here, move along folks…

    • $8194357

      Hey Eric..
      Whats DHS going to do with 1.2 billion rounds
      of hunting ammo besides go hunting for “capitalists”?

      • borborygmi

        I thought they were for the post election riots. So far a lot of pissing, moaning and spinning but the Conservatives haven’t taken to the streets.. I still think the sharp stick will get you back in line so you can be slaugh…I mean processed efficiently.

        • Wayne

          It was the Democrats that threatened to riot. No riots because Obama “won”. Otherwise this country would be in flames. The country is in worse shape now then when Obama took office the first time and he couldn’t improve anything then with two years of Democrat control of congress and tons of executive edicts. What will make the difference this time? We will be even worse in four more years of failed liberal policy. Then the liberals can hit the streets and burn this country down.

          • $8194357

            yes sir.

        • $8194357

          Gurgle..
          Barrys election eve call for “revenge” wasn’t needed after the
          ballot box stuffing gave him the narrrow victory…
          If all the Cloward/Piven overload the system election results would have had him losing by the same narrow margin he won by?
          Odinga 06 Kenya would have come to America…
          Instead?
          Now he is claiming a “mandate of the people”
          to continue killing a culture and way of life…
          And you ideologicaly blind fool tools still carry the
          apoligist water for his communist foot
          soldiers and ideologies…
          Go figure gurgle..
          the emperor still has no clothes on and the
          dependent on him and his apoligists still cheer….
          FORWARD
          COMRADE CITIZEN
          FORWARD

      • Snarkie

        Are you now or have you ever been a capitalist?

        Oh wait, it’s your party who hates freedom of association. My bad.

  • Yogibare

    “We have always has these dense urban corridors…” Well, that certainly explains it! For a few moments there I thought there might be a bit of residual racism in some of the older residents who were slaves in the old South. Oh, that’s right; slavery ended in 1865 when the civil war was concluded.
    Hmmm. Interesting. I bet there was not one “hanging chad”.

  • Harold

    Were headed for a socialist/communist type country and the majority of americans want that type of govt. They are now going to get it, so it doesn’t really make any difference whether Romney got no votes in philly. Were not going to have any elections after this years that have any meaning. Any presidential election will be for show only, we now have one man rule, and people will figure that out in the coming months and years.

    • $8194357

      In the past 8 or so years Harold I had the pleasure of working with two ladies who were naturalized citizens from eastern soviet block countries…
      They grew up there and chose America..The ‘legal way”…

      Both had told me numerous times…
      “WHAT THE HELL IS A MATTER WITH AMERICANS CITIZENS”.
      They are voting for socialism/communism…WHY?

      I just told em both…
      Americans have been sold the marxist academic lie
      and most are believing it.

      All three of us agreed…
      Democrats are “fools”.

      • Harold

        I have a daughter who I love dearly and a son in law who I respect, but neither can see what is right in front of them and coming our way. They are like the majority vote for Obama, blind and will remain so. Free stuff is more important then freedom is to many.

        • $8194357

          Yes its sad..
          communist social justice propaganda has done its job turning America on its self. Upside down/left is right, lie the truth inversions.
          If the Founders or the Constitution ever does get disscussed in acadamia these days it is in the negetive propaganda light of social justice “enlightenment”..
          It is ALL so progressive/communist..
          And we are well on our way to not only Americas destruction, but good socialist global citizenship as well…These agendas and goals were laid out so long ago several generations are well past the tipping point of national loyalty or patriotism. If it isn’t a global cause…What good is it?
          The all about me generation drank the kool aid of
          false ideological communal morality. Collective good/evil.

  • $8194357

    And in Philly?

    http://dancingczars.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/philly-activist-group-shreds-gop-voter-registrations/shredded-4/

    Quote:

    Comment by
    Jim Campbell,
    Citizen Journalist and Patriot.

    Ultimately it’s up to the Secretary of State to certify their states election.

    In Pennsylvania, the Secretary of State is Carol Aichel, a Republican.

    Perhaps she will intervene and stop the chaos among the liberal- progressives who clearly understand with Obama’s failed agenda they must cheat to get him reelected.

    This year, however, it seems they aren’t registering everyone who wants to vote.

    Outside a CVP office in Philadelphia, for example,
    they shredded and threw away numerous registration forms.
    A number of these were for people trying to register as a Republican.

    Registrations or destroyed ballots?

    A citizen-journalist came across a large bag of trash outside the CVP office in Philadelphia. Glancing at it, the citizen saw what looked like shredded registration forms. The pictures in this post are from CVP’s trash. The photo above clearly shows that the voter who submitted the shredded registration form was registering as a Republican.

    You’re right if you think this sounds a lot like ACORN and its litany of problems with voter fraud. CVP used to work along side ACORN, and several of its employees have worked for both organizations. CVP has also had significant problems with fraud. Several of its employees were indicted in 2008 for voter registration fraud. (See here, here and here, for example.) (complete article below)

    Groups like CVP applaud themselves for ensuring that any eligible citizen is able to register and vote. If their efforts, because of where they focus their attention, result in registering more voters who are likely to vote Democrat, there’s nothing wrong with that. If a person is eligible, they should register and be encouraged to vote. But, if they come across someone who wants to register as a Republican, can they not shred the registration form? See, with groups like CVP, it isn’t really about extending the voting franchise. Its about electing Democrats.

    The picture below will give you a sense of the scale of CVP’s fraud. Now that Pennsylvania has come into its own as a Battleground state, more attention needs to be paid to CVP and its efforts in Philadelphia. And it looks like CVP will come out of another election facing indictments and possible criminal proceedings

  • Davo

    Yeah, Penn Republicans are pretty relentless gerrymanderers. This is what you end up with.
    Pennsylvania voters cast about 250,000 more votes for Democrats than Republicans in their 18 House races….yet Republicans won 13 of the state’s 18 districts. It’s pretty pathetic.

    • $8194357

      Cloward/Piven overload…
      Came from the New Left Democrtaic leftist communist duo…
      To ensure its destruction of existing systems used in America…
      Welfare/ housing/finance/elections process..
      Wouldn’t you over load it from both sides if ya were sure your side
      would/could win anyway?
      To ensure to destroy the “systems”.

  • $8194357

    I wonder what the % on the states reservations were for Hiedi?

    • sbark

      146%……with 154% turnout…..

      • $8194357

        I know they like the so called “federal money”..
        And have been extremely loyal voting block for the Dems..

    • borborygmi

      all or most.

      • Wayne

        Buying votes is a winning strategy for Democrats.

        • $8194357

          Always has been since at least LBJ’s
          war on poverty bound folks to the DC central plantaion.

      • $8194357

        Yup
        In 08 the “non partisain” taxpayer money went out where I used to live
        and they had almost %100 turn out Democrat…Paid for voting block get out to vote bi-partisian taxpayer supported…It is a socialist joke..
        Go figure

  • dakotacyr

    Here we go with the conspiracy theorists who are still in the throes of grief after getting their butts kicked last Tuesday. Now we start with vote rigging. Screwed yourselves on your own polling so now lets go after the vote. Bwahahahahaha!

    • $8194357

      cyr’s version of it.
      Of course he couldn’t ever be wrong as the state of denile he
      lives in wouldn’t allow anyone but the evil conservitives to be so devious.

    • Thresherman

      Rob was clear that he didn’t think that the election was stolen. But that doesn’t mean that reports of voter fraud should be ignored. There were other things on those ballots besides a notional election you know. Would you so easily skoff at this if it turns out that the candidate for Councilman in this area received 100% of the vote as well?
      But no, do as good Democrats always do, ignore and dismiss allegations of vote fraud. In MN members of the DFL have said that there is no evidence of vote fraud dispite over 200 people being convicted of it in the 2008 election alone. And remember, to get a conviction in MN of vote fraud you not olny have to prove that they voted illegally, but you also have to prove that they knew they were doing so. In the 2008 election there was proof of thousands of votes being cast illegally but because these people denied knowing that they were doing so, they were not prosecuted. This is the only instance that I know of where ignorance of the law, real or even falsely claimed, is proof of innocence. But then again, that law was passed by Democrats. Go figure.

      • borborygmi

        Arizona?

  • sbark

    ……and then we wonder why Allan West is not conceeding……..
    Say hey…who supposedly owns the tabulation machines all the electronic voting machines in the Usa send their data to……….

    • $8194357

      Two living proofs of liberal lies concerning blacks to be delt with..
      First Cain…
      And now they want Wests jugular as well..
      hateful bunch when the falicies of the
      false ideological morality are exposed.
      Palin and Bachman as well…
      If it doesn’t fit their false narritive it must be destroyed..

      They are comming for the evil white Christians as well, huh..
      Rejecting their marxist social justice faux morality lies and all..

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Need a cloth to wipe the sweat from under your tin-foil hat?

        • $8194357

          No shark bait I am OK..
          what time is it in Barrys choom choom land anyway?

  • dakotacyr

    Since Newsmax only cited part of the entire article and you subsequently did the same thing. How about taking a look at the entire article for total context. So let me do it for you. This is why you will continue to lose elections. You live inside your right wing conspiracy theory bubble. You just can’t believe that the voters did not see things your way and voted for Obama. So you continue to live in your little conspiracy theory bubble.

    Rob, did you even read the entire article or did you just post the snippet that Newsmax posted?

    In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

    11/12/2012 3:56 PM

    By Miriam Hill, Andrew Seidman, and John Duchneskie

    Inquirer Staff Writers

    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.”

    Most big cities are politically homogeneous, with 75 percent to 80 percent of voters identifying as Democrats.

    Cities are not only bursting with Democrats: They are easier to organize than rural areas where people live far apart from one another, said Sasha Issenberg, author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns.

    “One reason Democrats can maximize votes in Philadelphia is that it’s very easy to knock on every door,” Issenberg said.

    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.

    Upon hearing the numbers, Steve Miskin, a spokesman for Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, brought up his party’s voter-identification initiative – which was held off for this election – and said, “We believe we need to continue ensuring the integrity of the ballot.”

    The absence of a voter-ID law, however, would not stop anyone from voting for a Republican candidate.

    Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia who has studied African American precincts, said he had occasionally seen 100 percent of the vote go for the Democratic candidate. Chicago and Atlanta each had precincts that registered no votes for Republican Sen. John McCain in 2008.

    “I’d be surprised if there weren’t a handful of precincts that didn’t cast a vote for Romney,” he said. But the number of zero precincts in Philadelphia deserves examination, Sabato added.

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

    In a city with 1,687 of the ward subsets known as divisions, each with hundreds of voters, 59 is about 3.5 percent of the total.

    In some of those divisions, it’s not only Romney supporters who are missing. Republicans in general are nearly extinct.

    Take North Philadelphia’s 28th Ward, third division, bounded by York, 24th, and 28th Streets and Susquehanna Avenue.

    About 94 percent of the 633 people who live in that division are black. Seven white residents were counted in the 2010 census.

    In the entire 28th Ward, Romney received only 34 votes to Obama’s 5,920.

    Although voter registration lists, which often contain outdated information, show 12 Republicans live in the ward’s third division, The Inquirer was unable to find any of them by calling or visiting their homes.

    Four of the registered Republicans no longer lived there; four others didn’t answer their doors. City Board of Elections registration data say a registered Republican used to live at 25th and York Streets, but none of the neighbors across the street Friday knew him. Cathy Santos, 56, founder of the National Alliance of Women Veterans, had one theory: “We ran him out of town!” she said and laughed.

    James Norris, 19, who lives down the street, is listed as a Republican in city data. But he said he’s a Democrat and voted for Obama because he thinks the president will help the middle class.

    A few blocks away, Eric Sapp, a 42-year-old chef, looked skeptical when told that city data had him listed as a registered Republican. “I got to check on that,” said Sapp, who voted for Obama.

    Eighteen Republicans reportedly live in the nearby 15th Division, according to city registration records. The 15th has the distinction of pitching two straight Republican shutouts – zero votes for McCain in 2008, zero for Romney on Tuesday. Oh, and 13 other city divisions did the same thing in 2008 and 2012.

    Three of the 15th’s registered Republicans were listed as living in the same apartment, but the tenant there said he had never heard of them. The addresses of several others could not be found.

    On West Albert Street, Duke Dunston says he knows he’s a registered Republican, but he’s never voted for one.

    The leader of the 28th Ward is Democrat Anthony Clark, who grew up under the tutelage of the late power broker and Democratic ward leader Carol Ann Campbell. Clark is also a city commissioner, one of three elected officials who oversee Philadelphia elections.

    “In the African American community from 33d to 24th between Ridge and Somerset, there is a large population of Democrats and there are not many Republicans in there at all. I think it’s the issues. People are not feeling that Romney is in touch with them,” Clark said.

    Despite the Democratic advantage in the 28th Ward, Clark says he also makes sure party workers are getting the vote out.

    “People get out, give out literature, talk to people about the issues. Also, they work the polls,” Clark said. “People know them in their divisions.”

    Clark struggled to recall anyone in his area who ever identified as a Republican. Though that is not something anyone would likely volunteer to a Democratic ward leader, Clark eventually remembered Lewis Harris, the GOP leader in the nearby 29th ward, and that rare species: an urban black Republican.

    Harris, in an interview, said he works for the GOP mostly because he believes city neighborhoods need attention from both parties.

    “I open the door to the community and let them be exposed to diversity in the political party,” Harris said. “I want political community-based leverage.”

    Harris cast his vote for Romney, but he’s also an Obama fan.

    “I love both of those people,” he said.

    Nationally, 93 percent of African Americans voted for Obama, according to exit polls, so it’s not surprising that in some parts of Philadelphia, the president did even better than that.

    In the entire city, Obama got 85 percent of the vote. His worst showing was in South Philadelphia’s 26th Ward. There, the president garnered 52.3 percent of the vote, compared to 46.6 percent for Romney.

    Paula Terreri, 57, a 26th Ward Republican who describes herself as a devout Catholic, said outside the polls on Tuesday that she voted for Romney because she opposed abortion.

    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.

    As the first African American president, Obama held immense appeal to black voters, but skin color is only part of the story, said Mark Sawyer, a political science professor at UCLA.

    Previous Republican candidates, including Richard Nixon and Jack Kemp, supported affirmative action and urban development, but their party has abandoned those stances, Sawyer said.

    Romney’s comments, including talking about people who want “more free stuff from the government” after a visit to the NAACP, only further distanced African Americans who felt the comments played to stereotypes about welfare, Sawyer said.

    Inquirer Staff Writer Bob Warner contributed to this report.

    • $8194357

      Geese cyr…
      That sure settle all that ACORN fraud for me across the “whole country”..
      Thanks…I knew we could count on you to show us the errors of our conservitive ways onto the “progressive path”….
      NOT….

  • jimmypop

    all it takes is one person to step forward and say they voted for hi for the train wreck to start up…… ONE PERSON. will anyone step forward? i am doubtful.

  • sbark

    Sounds like those same precincts had turnout of 95% and higher……….you’d think in that area half of them would be using free contraception all day, and be way too busy to vote.

  • Bob

    Wouldn’t some of the Romney voters have come forward demanding answers why their vote wasn’t counted in one of these 59 districts? I know I would. Where are they???

    • Neiman

      Let us say you are black in a black, ghetto type neighborhood, are you going to tell your neighbors your voted for Romney and get shot, windows broken or at least ostracized?

      • Bob

        You really think someone doesn’t want their moment of fame making national news? You’re under a rock if you think you’ll get shot for saying you voted for Romney.

        • Neiman

          I gave you options moosebreath, that means any of them might apply, surely the last one which is worse than being shot.

        • Wayne

          Do I believe that a Romney voter in a 100% Obama district would get a major hassle, even shot? Yes. Pull your head out of your ass.

      • Davo

        Ladies and Gentlemen, Neiman!

      • borborygmi

        Safest place in the world everyone has guns….Just ask the NRA

    • Wayne

      They might if they knew.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of
    entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit
    and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common
    sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for
    their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama,
    who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools
    should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their
    prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a
    fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made
    him their
    president.

    • $8194357

      As well as having no interest in the global picture
      we are in so far in debt to support our enemies.

      WAGGIN THE GLOBAL DOG

      http://www.barenakedislam.com/2012/11/10/affair-alleged-cover-up-of-attacks-against-u-s-mission-in-benghazi-neither-excuse-is-likely-the-reason-behind-david-petraeus-resgination/

      Al-Qaida among U.S.-supported rebels

      As KleinOnline reported, questions remain about the nature of U.S. support for the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, including reports the U.S.-aided rebels that toppled Muammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya consisted of al-Qaida and jihad groups. The U.S. provided direct assistance, including weapons and finances, to the Libyan rebels.

      Similarly, the Obama administration is currently aiding the rebels fighting Assad’s regime in Syria amid widespread reports that al-Qaida jihadists are included in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army. Earlier this month, Obama announced $50 million more in aid to the Syrian rebels.

  • sbark

    Apparently, its looking more and more like we had a coup’…….not an election

    • LastBestHope

      It might have been a coup, but that is a dead end. Like Nixon in 1960, when told of the massive Chicago vote fraud that gave JFK the election, he said let it go…for the good of the nation.

      We saw the flip side when Gore took US on a perilous journey in 2000…and that was a pre 9-11 indulgence. In our world today, an American election cannot be seen as fraudulent nor the POTUS as illiegitimate. That narrative feeds our enemies.

      • $8194357

        Our enemies have been visiting their buddy at the white house en mass for the last year…CAIR and the muslim brotherhood are in one of the top spots on the visitors log..

        • LastBestHope

          Until all of this is made manifest, it is just noise from sore losers. That is how it’s perceived. This game of shadows will always play to Obama’s advantage.

          The answer to his cloudy agenda is sunshine, as represented by court room quality facts. The Benghazi tragedy may offer US that opportunity, if we can get the key people under oath in front of Congress.

    • $8194357

      When he got elected in 08 I showed the Democrats I worked with a bill sponsered by a Democrat to do away with term limits sitting on a table in some committee for a spell….
      They all laughed at me of couse and said “so what” its a tabled bill…
      100’s of them in DC..
      I wonder if its still active sitting on that table, huh.

  • $8194357

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/11/union-dissolving-20-states-now-petitioning-for-secession/

    Quote:

    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
    “…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…”

    Other states such as Montana and Florida have focused on a line attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    Some have completely abandoned quoting the founding fathers or historical documents, such as the petition submitted for Oregon which simply read ”[A]nd we as citizens would respectively and peacably [sic] seperate [sic] ourselves from a tyranical [sic] Government who cares nothing about creating a sustainable future for our children.”
    In the previous petitions, Texas has overtaken Louisiana in signatures and is just shy of the 25,000 needed to be seen by Barack Obama. Louisiana currently needs 11,550. They have 13,450. Texas currently has 18,103 and only need 6,897 signatures.

    • Neiman

      See my comments above and my new post, almost half the states are petitioning to secede from the Union and I don’t think it is a bad idea.

      • borborygmi

        I bet you can find 25000 wing nuts in every state. Big whoop. I can afford some oneway tickets out of the country for some of you. Bye. Neiman, 7.62 where would you like to go. Perhaps you just need one way bus tickets to norther Idaho. I heard the Aryan Nations is looking for more recruits and they are about as anti gov’t as you can get.

        • Wayne

          Well you and the rest of the communists have control of the country now. God help us.

          • $8194357

            10X
            400 years Israel was under the Pharos
            rule because they left God and went
            their own way…
            Hope America gets a “shorter sentance”.
            but I fear with Barry and the UN’s help
            surrounding Israel with weapons and the
            muslim brotherhood/al-qaeda we as a nation
            won’t be around that long before things come
            to a nuclear head, huh..

        • $8194357

          I want to go to heaven gurgle…
          those sheep videos showed you one of the paths to get
          there comming to America soon…

          Baaaa little leftist sheople…baaaa

          Sad part is ya don’t even realize the
          “sharp pointy stick”
          will be used on you as well, huh..

          Or are you renigging now to go to camp with me?
          Can I say “renigging” in Barry boy wonders second term”?
          Word nazis out there got the lastest approved government list?

  • Yogibare

    Out of 59 districts (are these the same as precincts?) with something like 60 thousand votes—all for Obama??? What would be the chance, in all these votes, that someone would mess up and punch the wrong button/key/icon? Not one error where someone pushed the button for Romney by mistake? Not one?
    A computer can do an operation thousands of times without error. 69,000 humans voting for the same person without one screw-up?

    • Wayne

      Don’t you know that voting is only error prone when Republicans win?

    • fedupny

      By my count, there were 69,000 screw ups

  • Neiman

    I just posted a new story wherein 20 states are petitioning to secede from the Union, that’s almost half folks. Texas has the required signatures and Louisiana is close. Obama has to respond when a state has 25 thousand or more signatures.

    • borborygmi

      Excellant then we can take care of the traitors legally. Please secede, please.

      • Wayne

        You have no problem with traitors when they are liberal do you? Like Obama selling this once great country out to the Russians now that he has more flexibility,

  • Don Quixote

    Neiman: Those 59 divisions represented 3.5% of the total. I would say that’s less than a handful of the divisions. By the way, it is mathematically possible for one candidate not to receive any votes. You have a biased point of view and it is reflected in your conclusions.
    Mr. Port said that it was hard to believe that the areas could be that ideologically homogeneous. He deflects the argument that there is little hard evidence for fraud by saying that election officials aren’t trying to detect fraud. Both these statements are conjecture and personal opinion. Without any facts supporting his position, how can we support his statement that we need election reforms?

  • jimmypop

    ok, for all the drivel and foil hat crap……. has anyone found a person there that ACTUALLY DIDNT VOTE FOR OBAMA?!?!?!? ONE PERSON? my guess is, no. that’s your REAL STORY HERE. they ALL voted for barry.

    maybe the gop needs to wake up!!!!!! clearly they are not presenting the message well enough. again, the real story is that the gop can tell its story well enough.

  • Reality

    Did anyone read the whole article? 59 out of 1,687 districts equaling a total of 19,605 votes (average of 330 or so votes per district). Not impossible. Read the whole article.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Some 49 percent of Americans feel they are victims of voter fraud and refuse to take responsibility for their actions that resulted in these results. We can’t worry about them, there’s nothing we can do to make them buy a clue.

  • Clarence A. Herz

    The school system is doing its job now isn’t it.

  • Snarkie

    One cannot infer ideological homogeneity when there are only two candidates. Why would you expect black people to vote for a guy whose campaign was based around racist innuendo? I live in Philadelphia and I find nothing shocking about 19,000 votes for Obama and none for Romney.

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