Report: Romney Got No Votes in 59 Philadelphia Voting Districts

Monday, 12 Nov 2012 03:21 PM

By Todd Beamon

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  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.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Pro-Russian Group Denies Producing Ukraine Jewish 'Registration' Leaflets

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 15:07 PM

Ukrainian Jews leaving Passover eve prayers were handed leaflets ordering them to either register with an interim govern . . .

Gallup Poll: Record Disapproval Ratings for Obama on Economy

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 22:41 PM

More than half of Americans said they had virtually no confidence in President Barack Obama's ability to improve the nat . . .

Ben Carson: Americans 'Being Played' by Those Who Seek Division

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 22:02 PM

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that Americans are "being played by those people who want to . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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