Report: Romney Got No Votes in 59 Philadelphia Voting Districts

Monday, 12 Nov 2012 03:21 PM

By Todd Beamon

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney got no votes in 59 voting districts in the city of Philadelphia last week on Election Day.

None.

And the unofficial vote tallies have President Barack Obama beating the former Massachusetts governor by a combined vote of 19,605 to 0, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Such unanimous support for Obama in these Philadelphia neighborhoods, primarily in almost exclusively black sections of West and North Philadelphia, stokes fears of fraud, despite little hard evidence, experts say.

"We have always had these dense urban corridors that are extremely Democratic," Jonathan Rodden, a political science professor at Stanford University, told the Inquirer. "It's kind of an urban fact, and you are looking at the extreme end of it in Philadelphia."

While most large cities are politically homogeneous — with as many as 80 percent of voters identifying as Democrats, they also are easier to organize over rural areas where people are more spread apart.

"One reason Democrats can maximize votes in Philadelphia is that it's very easy to knock on every door," Sasha Issenberg, author of “The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns,” told the Inquirer.

Steve Miskin, a GOP spokesman in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has approved a voter identification law that has not yet taken effect, told the Inquirer, "We believe we need to continue ensuring the integrity of the ballot."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

State Dept.'s Nuland to Newsmax: Sanctions Reined Putin In

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 22:10 PM

Without the tough sanctions the U.S. and its allies placed on Russia last year and the faltering Russian economy, Vladim . . .

Attkisson: CDC Not Telling Public About Possible Ebola Cases

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 23:40 PM

The government is not telling the public about all the possible cases of Ebola it is monitoring in the United States, sa . . .

Atlanta US Attorney Yates Tapped for Deputy AG

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 17:46 PM

President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved