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In 37 Chicago Precincts, Romney Received No Votes

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    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that in 59 Philadelphia precincts, Mitt Romney did not receive a single vote. So Ward Room decided to look at the results in the president’s hometown, and see if he won as many shutouts here. The answer: no. Romney was rejected by every voter in only 37 Chicago precincts, an embarrassing result, given that segregation and Machine politics are two of our city’s most notable qualities. Here’s the list, with the percentage of African-Americans in each ward, and the percentage of votes Obama received there overall.

        6th Ward (97.5 percent African-American; 99.3 percent Obama)
        23: 457-0
        26: 481-0
        33: 406-0

        7th Ward (92 percent African-American; 98.6 percent Obama)
        15: 526-0

        9th Ward (93 percent African-American; 99 percent Obama)
        5: 504-0
        36: 483-0
        49: 523-0

        15th Ward (24 percent African-American; 93.3 percent Obama)
        7: 477-0
        18: 482-0
        21: 397-0
        23: 503-0
        24: 460-0
       
        16th Ward (69 percent African-American; 98.3 percent Obama)
        3: 478-0
        15: 526-0
        26: 497-0

        17th Ward (82 percent African-American; 98.3 percent Obama)
        33: 440-0
        37: 450-0
        38: 576-0
        41: 573-0

        20th Ward (79 percent African-American; 98.5 percent Obama)
        6: 550-0
        11: 669-0
        14: 445-0

        21st Ward (98 percent African-American; 99.3 percent Obama)
        16: 549-0
        24: 536-0
        25: 504-0
        29: 550-0

        24th Ward (85 percent African-American; 99.1 percent Obama)
        4: 411-0
        8: 304-0
        33: 327-0
        35: 533-0

        27th Ward (55 percent African-American; 89.3 percent Obama)
        3: 381-0
       
        28th Ward (72 percent African-American; 95.3 percent Obama)
        15: 168-0
        41: 438-0

        29th Ward (68 percent African-American; 93.4 percent Obama)
        3: 549-0
        27: 496-0

        34th Ward (97 percent African-American; 99.3 percent Obama)
        28: 480-0
        52: 378-0