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Old 11-12-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Billerica, MA
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Don't know about this election, but if I'm not mistaken, in the state of Oklahoma in 2008, not a single precinct or county went for Obama. Bet this year was the same.

So what should I infer from that?
That's different than saying NO ONE voted for Obama in Oklahoma. That is simply not true.

I would believe that Obama won all the precincts but not that he received 100% of the votes in 59 of them. Then again, I don't know what those precincts showed in 2008.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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Obama won D.C. with 94% of the vote which means it's virtually certain that some precints went totally for Obama. Being from D.C., this is in no way suprising.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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"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."
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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That's different than saying NO ONE voted for Obama in Oklahoma. That is simply not true.

I would believe that Obama won all the precincts but not that he received 100% of the votes in 59 of them. Then again, I don't know what those precincts showed in 2008.
The link in the first post shows 2012, 2008, and 2004 data.

I'll just pick 3 random ones:

Ward 47, Division 13
2012: Obama 220, Romney 0
2008: Obama 184, McCain 1
2004: Kerry 232, Bush 6

Ward 38, Division 1
2012: Obama 331, Romney 0
2008: Obama 331, McCain 0
2004: Kerry 366, Bush 4

Ward 59, Division 2
2012: Obama 489, Romney 0
2008: Obama 503, McCain 3
2004: Kerry 441, Bush 8
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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The link in the first post shows 2012, 2008, and 2004 data.

I'll just pick 3 random ones:

Ward 47, Division 13
2012: Obama 220, Romney 0
2008: Obama 184, McCain 1
2004: Kerry 232, Bush 6

Ward 38, Division 1
2012: Obama 331, Romney 0
2008: Obama 331, McCain 0
2004: Kerry 366, Bush 4

Ward 59, Division 2
2012: Obama 489, Romney 0
2008: Obama 503, McCain 3
2004: Kerry 441, Bush 8

It's not surprising at all especially when there are only a few hundred people per district who voted. It's not random chance, so the statistical odds are going to be touch to calculate, and these forums are lively, so I doubt we'll find an actuarian here to do them for us.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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News - philly.com

Posted from my iPhone. I find it hard to believe that 59 voting districts voted straight Obama and not one single vote for Romney.
What would be the point? You think those districts would have actually gone for Romney?

Maybe the Democrats need to start stuffing ballot boxes with a few Republican votes, just to make the results more believable to Republican conspiracy twits.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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Mitt Romney - Who Let the Dogs Out? - YouTube
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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I don't find it hard to believe that 100% of some Philly districts intended to vote for Obama. However, I find it impossible to believe that not one person in 59 districts voted for Romney by mistake.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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What would be the point? You think those districts would have actually gone for Romney?

Maybe the Democrats need to start stuffing ballot boxes with a few Republican votes, just to make the results more believable to Republican conspiracy twits.
lol...Wait a minute--we need to commit voter fraud in order to make it look like voter fraud isn't happening? Holy Paradox Batman!
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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The link in the first post shows 2012, 2008, and 2004 data.

I'll just pick 3 random ones:

Ward 47, Division 13
2012: Obama 220, Romney 0
2008: Obama 184, McCain 1
2004: Kerry 232, Bush 6

Ward 38, Division 1
2012: Obama 331, Romney 0
2008: Obama 331, McCain 0
2004: Kerry 366, Bush 4

Ward 59, Division 2
2012: Obama 489, Romney 0
2008: Obama 503, McCain 3
2004: Kerry 441, Bush 8
The whole mormons think black skin is evil doctrine probably played a role in Willard losing the 4 votes McCain got.
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