There Are Precincts Where Romney Got No Voters? It Must Be Fraud!

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Nov. 15 2012 10:38 AM

There Are Precincts Where Romney Got No Voters? It Must Be Fraud!

My new piece, over here, looks at the burgeoning theory (not quite a conspiracy theory, not yet) that there's somethin' fishy about black urban precincts where Mitt Romney won no votes. It might be the laziest speculation I've ever seen, as it can be refuted with a quick browser reload or a quick call to an election board.

A nice companion to this, which I'm just now seeing, is Jacob Alperin-Sheriff's listing of rural GOP counties that registered no votes for Barack Obama. The most lopsided counties in America, actually, turned out to be Republican counties like King (Texas).

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.