Ebony vs. Ivory: When Obama is 99 and 44/100% Pure

Perhaps we've discovered the real cherished "99 percent."  Writing that "[s]ome Philadelphia neighborhoods outdid themselves in Tuesday's presidential election," Philly.com reports that 13 of the city's wards recorded a victory margin for Barack Obama of 99 percent or more.  In other words, in some precincts, Mitt Romney was perhaps worth only three fifths of a percent. This places Obama in rare company, with a result hardly seen since Adolf Hitler "won" a 1936 referendum with 99 percent of the vote.  Remarking on the anomalous outcome, St. Joseph's University history professor Randall Miller noted, writes Philly.com, "[P]oliticians almost never get 99 percent of the votes anywhere except, perhaps, the towns where they were born."  Well, scratch that.  Kenyans can't vote in American elections (at least those actually in Kenya)...yet. Of course, such electoral unanimity could raise suspicions of vote fraud, especially since the number of wards in which Obama...(Read Full Article)