votes in 59 Philadelphia voting divisions went to Obama

Good Inquirer look at the 59 Philadelphia voting divisions Obama won 19,605 to 0. ow.ly/fe4iZ

— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 12, 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that last Tuesday, 59 of Philadelphia’s 1,687 voting divisions went 100 percent to Obama. Obama received a combined total of 19,605 votes to Romney’s zero. Much of urban Philadelphia was expected to turn out for Obama, but the news that Romney didn’t receive even a single vote in the 59 divisions has some people scratching their heads:

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.

Indeed. The news out of Philadelphia has raised a red flag for many people:

In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Obama got a combined19,605 votes and Romney got… 0. That is insane. philly.com/philly/news/20…

— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) November 12, 2012

I’d like to know the statistical probability of Romney receiving 0 out of 19,605 votes in a section of Philadelphia. philly.com/philly/news/20…

— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) November 12, 2012

This CANNOT STAND. This is NOT the America I grew up in. Romney got Zero votes in 59 Philadelphia voting divisions mobile.philly.com/news/?wss=/phi…

— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) November 12, 2012

Things that make you go hmm. Romney Got Zero Votes In 59 Philadelphia Voting Divisions… shar.es/G6PXR

— Kathi(@14Kathi) November 12, 2012

Mitt Romney received ZERO votes in Philadelphia. ZERO. In 59 voting divisions. I am calling Shenanigans on that one.

— The Young Cons (@YoungCons) November 12, 2012

not one contrarian voter in 59 divisions, where unofficial vote tallies have Obama outscoring Romney by a combined 19,605 to 0? #NFW

— Todd Graus (@toddgraus) November 12, 2012

Is this not a little odd? Not one single vote? m.newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-she…

— Jen (@NatesMama1128) November 12, 2012

“@byronyork: Good Inquirer look at the 59 Philadelphia voting divisions Obama won 19,605 to 0. ow.ly/fe4iZ” Unbelievable! #tcot

— Utsav Sanduja (@UtsavSanduja) November 12, 2012

Statistically it’s nuts RT @byronyork: Good Inquirer look at the 59 Philadelphia voting divisions Obama won 19,605 to 0 ow.ly/fe4iZ

— Dane County (WI) GOP (@danerepublicans) November 12, 2012

Obama had 99% of votes in 59 Philadelphia precincts and 13 Ohio precincts. Hugo Chavez and other dictators don’t even get those results

— Lawrence Miller(@ltmiller92) November 12, 2012

Well, we did figure it would be tough in Philly, but really?Obama beat Romney 19,605 to 0 in 59 Philadelphia… fb.me/1Glipc7OA

— George Carl (@georgecarl1955) November 12, 2012

Epistemic closure on the Left is believing a 20,000-0 vote isn’t fraud because your guy got the 20,000.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 12, 2012

While the goofy numbers strongly indicate that something was amiss in Philadelphia, it’s important to remember that 20,000 votes make up only a small fraction of the ultimate 3 million vote gap between Obama and Romney and that instances of genuine voter fraud should not be confused with rumors. While it’s a bitter pill for conservatives to swallow, we must acknowledge that Obama won the election handily. Nevertheless, Commentary’s John Podhoretz has raised some excellent points about Philadelphia’s fishy voting statistics:

I don’t think voter fraud determined anelection won by 3 mil. But liberals are acting insane if they think 20K-0 is a legitimate result.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 12, 2012

@democracyinusa @newenglanddevil So there’s not a single wrongly cast ballot. That’s literally impossible.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 12, 2012

@electionate @jonkimball so one person didn’t cast a Romney ballot by accident? You know that can’t be.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 12, 2012

@electionate @jonkimball That doesn’t make your case. In a 95% world, out of 20,000, there should be, oh, 12 Romney voters #math

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 12, 2012

@electionate 1 Romney voter. Out of 20,000.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 12, 2012

See, all I’m asking for is, say, 1 Romney voter out of 20,000. Not even asking for 5 percent, which would be 1,000. Just 1. Maybe 3.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 12, 2012

@electionate 1 voter. Just one.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 12, 2012

@electionate that’s just absurd, Nate. 1 voter. Even a wrongly cast ballot. 1.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 12, 2012

@electionate I’m not saying even 25 people should have voted for Romney. I’m saying ONE.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 12, 2012

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