brought up blatant election law violations and the possibility of election fraud in Philadelphia. Today, however, there will be no
question mark in the title. There
is no reasonable doubt that there was massive election fraud in Cleveland,
There are over 100
Cuyahoga County precincts in which Obama got over 99% of the reported vote. In many of these, Romney got 2, 1, or even 0 votes. In fact in 16 precincts, Romney got 0
votes. Most of these are not small
precincts, either. In one, the vote
was reported as 597-0.
When I first read
this story, I was skeptical. I
mean this isn’t the Soviet Union, right?
But then I checked the Cuyahoga County election returns on my own, and
the results indeed are that bizarre.
Check them out for yourself if you like. You will have to scroll down a bit to the presidential
To get odd results
like that in one or two precincts would be suspicious, but in elections there
is often a precinct or two with unexpected results. To get results like that in precinct after precinct after
precinct, however, is compelling evidence of election fraud, and that on a
Again, no, I do not
think such fraud affected the final result in this election. But it
is nevertheless an attack on the integrity of our democracy. The full force of the law should come
down on the perpetrators.
On Election Night,
I expressed the wish that if Obama won, it would be decided that night. Given the emerging election law violations and outright fraud in swing
states, we should all be thankful that turned out to be the case. I shudder to think of the state of the
union if the election had turned out to be so narrow as to be brought into
question by fraud like this.
Election fraud in
this country must be stopped.
UPDATE: I think you
can take that question mark off of my Philadelphia post now. From here (with some high comedy mixed
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.
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. [Yeah. Right. – ed.]
"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. [. . . and kill
any and all possible Romney voters?]
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. [19,605 to zilch isn’t “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
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.
Hat tip to The Blaze,
which has more on the *interesting* returns in both Cleveland and Philly.
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