2.16.2008

Hillary's NY Vote Juiced?

Update: The NYPost weighs in with Obama Robbed in NY.

So, notching victories with the aid of performance enhancers has not been the exclusive domain of certain marquee NY ballplayers. It now seems that Hillary’s NY vote against Obama may have been juiced, too.

Sam Roberts of the NYTimes has uncovered some very peculiar electoral anomalies in favor of Hillary:

Black voters are heavily represented in the 94th Election District in Harlem's 70th Assembly District. Yet according to the unofficial results from the New York Democratic primary last week, not a single vote in the district was cast for Senator Barack Obama.

That anomaly was not unique. As a matter of fact, a review by The New York Times of the unofficial results reported on primary night found about 80 election districts among the city's 6,106 where Mr. Obama supposedly did not receive even one vote, including cases where he ran a respectable race in a nearby district.
Is this why the Clintons so much love the more "democratic" primary to the caucus?

Think about it, caucuses require real people to show up, speak up, participate, deliberate and decide. All primaries require is the allegiance of a few hacks.

Q: Are the Clintons pretty good at getting hacks to do their dirty work, or not?

Now, I'd like to see congressional pols get as exorcized about artificial electoral enhancers as they so publicly displayed this past week with regards to the use of steroids in sports.

Come to think about it, perhaps all pols should be subjected to citizens conducted caucuses.

NYTimes photo