Skip to comments.On a Largely Blue Island, an Exception: Trump Tower (91 NYC districts 100% Obama?)
Posted on 11/24/2012 11:07:17 AM PST by Olog-hai
Its black glass exterior soars high above Fifth Avenue, and its gold-tipped revolving doors have spun the likes of Bruce Willis and Anne Hathaway into its waterfall-splashed atrium.
But on Election Day, Trump Tower earned a different sort of distinction: a tiny island of Romneyville amid Manhattans deep, blue-state sea.
Mr. Romney won a single Manhattan precinct outright, a stretch of Park Avenue near the Waldorf-Astoria, where six voters showed up and four chose the Republican. But he suffered a resounding defeat in New York, a rare outbreak of consensus in a city famous for fevered disagreement: in 91 of the citys 5,286 precincts, Mr. Obama received 100 percent of the vote.
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Those are not unusual numbers. In the Cuyahoga data there are those kinds of numbers in both D and R areas: http://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_boe/en-US/ElectionResults2012/11062012UnofficialResultsbyPrecinct.HTM (top table on that page has turnout).
Any more precincts voting 120% of the population?
No, in the data above. Also no in the data I looked at for VIrginia.
The rest of your points are reasons for regular voter roll verification except for college students. They could obvious vote absentee in their home state and as absentee or in-person in their college state. I'm not sure if there is any cross-state checking.
Saul Alinsky-type tactics were used in this election — Go the opposite way than what is anticipated: Certainly, as anticipated, there was significant vote fraud that gave Obama votes. But, the un-anticipated — vote fraud that probably even more significantly, TOOK ROMNEY VOTES AWAY. It wouldn’t have mattered in New York, but other areas, it may well have mattered.
Probably. These were between 50 to 70% turnout. The blacks in the country as a whole voted 4% Romney so these inner city blacks were probably 1%. That means out of the 400 there would be 4 Romney votes. The zero vote totals should not be surprising because of the hundreds of all black inner city precincts where the clan or gang is much higher priority than America.
I agree with you. I am actually surprised there aren’t more of these 0 Romney vote precincts. In the inner cities of crime-ridden locations, there is probably not a single Republican voter. That is not hard to believe. It would actually be more surprising if you found a single R voter there...
I disagree. Statistically, it is highly improbable that, taken as an aggregate, that there wouldn’t be at least one vote (error or otherwise) for Romney.
100% is extremely unlikely, even with a homogenous demographic.
However, all things (political parties) are not equal. The Republican brand is so extraordinarily toxic in inner cities that such a random occurence would in fact be close to impossible. There may even be some mechanism to prevent or avoid mistaken Republican votes (which would send off red flags everywhere) in such precincts.
I think we are fighting a dire situation - for a large segment of the population (around 40%), voting Republican is like committing suicide (or so they believe).
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