Obama reportedly received 0 votes in some Utah precincts

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NBC Chicago – Yesterday, Ward Room ran a post in which we revealed that in 37 Chicago precincts, Mitt Romney received zero votes.

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These precincts were in poor, African-American neighborhoods, leading some commenters to conclude that Obama’s massive margins were either due to vote fraud or racial bias.

Today, we looked at some election results from Utah, where Mitt Romney received 73 percent of the vote — the biggest winning margin for either candidate in any state. In 16 Utah counties, Romney’s percentage exceeded the 84 percent Obama received in his hometown of Chicago.

And we did find precincts where Romney won unanimously. We weren’t able to examine the entire state, because most rural county clerks are, understandably, less well-staffed and well-organized than the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. In Millard County’s Flowell precinct, Romney won 14-0. In its Garrison precinct, he won 17-0.

In Sanpete County’s Mount Pleasant 3 Unincorporated precinct, Romney won 14-0.

These aren’t as big as the 500-0 blowouts Obama achieved in Chicago, but Utah is a much less densely populated state — its entire population is only slightly larger than Chicago’s.

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