As the presidential election nears, Donald Trump has been warning Americans of Pennsylvania’s notorious history of voter fraud. He has cautioned his supporters to keep a watchful eye–especially in urban centers.
Turns out… there is good reason for concern.
A recent investigation by mathematician and Pennsylvania resident Bill Been turned up what might be “the most significant presidential vote fraud scandal since, at least, 1960.”
Bill Been noticed thousands upon thousands of GOP voters cast their ballot in 2008 for Republican candidate John McCain but did not do so for Mitt Romney in 2012.
These missing Republican voters resided in the more urban counties of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Delaware (a suburb of Philadelphia), and Allegheny (home to Pittsburgh).
After making hundreds of phone calls and home visits to Republican voters who allegedly voted in 2008 but did not in 2012, Been found those same counties “lost” thousands of Republican votes in the 2012 presidential election.
According to WND:
…[I]t is possible that as many as half of the 24,000 missing voters in Allegheny County actually did vote in 2012.
Is it within reason to question whether election officials simply chose not to record thousands of Republican votes? If the numbers in Philadelphia are any indication, the answer is yes. A week after the 2012 election, for instance, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that in 59 inner-city voting divisions, Mitt Romney received no votes.
“These are the kind of numbers that send Republicans into paroxysms of voter-fraud angst,” reported the Inquirer glibly. Well, yes they do. When Barack Obama outscores Romney by a combined 19,605 to zero votes cast in these 59 districts, the stench of fraud is surely in the air. Fidel Castro never did this well. That said, not a single major media outlet followed up on the Philadelphia story.
They should have. According to Roper, Romney received 6 percent of the black vote nationwide. If those numbers held in Philadelphia, and there is no reason to believe they would not have, nearly 1,200 of these Philadelphia voters would have voted for Romney.
If only 14 people voted in those districts, the odds would have favored Romney’s receiving at least one vote. If 80 people had voted, Romney would have had a better than 99 percent chance of receiving at least one of those votes. With nearly 20,000 voters, the odds of Romney being completely shut out are beyond any reasonable calculation.
Trump should be concerned. We should all be concerned.
Not only because of lost votes–but lost articles.
Why aren’t more media sources writing about this?
It’s obvious CNN (the Clinton News Network) won’t pick this story up–but it is important that more do to make sure everyone’s vote counts on election day.