Fox’s Brit Hume not convinced by voter fraud claims, advises GOP to follow Democrat lead on getting out vote

A full week after the 2012 presidential election, we’ve seen the White House’s “We the People” site flooded with petitions to secede and persistent claims of Democrat voter fraud. While Twitchy has covered hotly contested vote tallies in Florida, Philadelphia, Pa., and Cleveland, Ohio, Fox News’s Brit Hume has been investigating as well, but he’s not convinced that the stories of fraud are true — or, at the very least, were of a scale that could have tipped the election.

Even if they weren’t enough to reverse a second Obama term, incidents of fraud are worth looking into; James O’Keefe’s undercover videos of OFA offices led to at least one firing and a resignation. But what else is going on out there? For his part, Hume has been corresponding with followers for several days.

What about John McCain receiving more votes than Mitt Romney did?

Hume also points to an article on which addresses the amazing shutout of Romney in those 59 voting divisions:

“We have always had these dense urban corridors that are extremely Democratic,” said Jonathan Rodden, a political science professor at Stanford University. “It’s kind of an urban fact, and you are looking at the extreme end of it in Philadelphia.”

(Note to Prof. Rodden: be careful about saying “urban” so much.)

As mentioned in Twitchy’s coverage of the Cleveland vote, turnout was key in that area, and the generally agreed-upon “epic failure” of the Romney campaign’s Orca “get out the vote” software certainly didn’t help matters. Getting out the vote was a large enough chore nationwide, let alone in Democrat strongholds with very few Republicans to motivate. By all means, though, specific, first-hand accounts of irregularities need to be investigated. Kudos to Hume for stepping up to the task.

  • Stop Lying Dave!

    Exit poll data shows Dems won the dead people vote 100-0. The GOP need to convince the hearts & minds of these voters to change their political affiliations.

    • nc

      Some people are more resistant than others.

      • TheOriginalDonald

        Resistance is futile. Reagan WILL be assimilated into the Demorg

    • proudhispanicconservative

      dont forget dead dogs……

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Well I’m from Philly and it’s a very [reverse] racist city so the 3% in the 59 divisions is not a shock to me. When the phone company transferred an “urban” office to Levittown suburbs the entire staff of 80 “urban” employees refused to speak to any of the “suburban” employees for real.

    • TomJB

      Agree on the racist part, but its “reverse” nothing. Its just racism.

  • Steve_J

    The question in St Lucie isn’t the 141,000 “card” ballots rather the 4,000 vote swing at midnight when the election supervisor decided to recount ballots.

  • FreedomRecon

    I love Brit Hume but whether or not it changes the outcome is not the point. Voter fraud should not be tolerated.

  • Mike Rogers

    We are investigating massive targeted busing of same day (student) voters in NH. The curious feature is that an overage well in excess of 10% of the total vote was not restricted to university towns, was carefully spread out, apparently to tip as many state legislature seats as possible.

  • linzyloo2

    Even if it doesn’t change the outcome, it still needs to be investigated to ensure it doesn’t happen ever again. I’m from Columbus Ohio and I definitely think there was major fraud at our early voting center.

  • Julie Gannon

    quit calling it voter fraud, it is vote counter fraud

    • TomJB

      Vote counters are responsible for voting in multiple precincts? Voting once in person and then absentee from another state? Voting in another person’s name early in the day? Transporting people from poll to poll all day long, registering them in however many precincts they can, and voting?

      Yeah, there may be some shenanigans with the counting, but that doesn’t mean voter fraud should be ignored. It just means other measures must be taken as well.

  • tessaprn

    The outcome is not really the big part of the problem. If voter fraud exist with just one ballot then it needs to be investigated and if found to be such then the person should be arrested and charged. Then again if all voters had to provide voter ID and this early voting was stopped that would help.

  • plus_tips

    Maybe Brit is forgetting the DOJ sued states over Voter ID Laws. Which allowed Dead People, Pets, illegal Aliens, Double/Triple Dippers to vote.

    • $24698634

      No way to do that without the poll workers in on it. And even then, very, difficult. If you want to look for fraud, look at absentee ballots and part-time residents.

  • ClinkinKY

    I just want to know how Mia Love lost, in Utah, after having a 12 point lead a week before the election.

  • Back 4 More

    That professor said “urban”, fire him immediately.

  • No Longer Amazed

    Not surprising coming from the ‘new’ apologist format of the Fox network. Our last bastion of conservative viewpoints has been watered down by that tired old “Fair and
    Balanced” label they are so proud of. If I wanted F&B, I would switch to CBS, NBC, ABC, etc.

    Kinda like Ronald Reagan said – ” I didn’t leave the Democrat Party (Fox News); they left me.”

    Goodbye, Fox…

    • Matt Robinson

      hes simply saying, just like the birther stuff, even if it is true, which at this point cannot be proven, it is enough to actually matter in any way other than principle? can anything “really” be done about this? especially since the investigative branches that would look into this are his puppets? hes saying our time as conservatives is better spent winning the next election instead of trying to find ways of overturning this one. our best bet to get him out of office is benghazi, and we must be strong on that. i just dont think the fraud can be proven on a large enough scale to change anything.

      • No Longer Amazed

        Don’t disagree on the narrower sense of overturning an election (that isn’t going to happen). But I am speaking to the ‘broader’ sense of Fox in general. Tired of their token liberals armed only with talking points, distractions, and incessant interruptions. It has grown tedious and is a waste of time.

  • Vickie DHaene

    I no longer value Brit Hume’s opinion on anything. He’s a RINO.

    • yahneverknow

      I thought he was a Democrat? *confused*

  • Vickie DHaene

    I no longer value Brit Hume’s opinion on anything. He’s a RINO.

  • Guest

    Mr. Hume….is it still ALL Sarah Palin’s fault that McCaint lost the election? Even if Romney gets almost the same number of votes as McCaint….”Mr. Most Electable” didn’t beat “Mrs. Absolutely Unelectable”. Interesting there are NO articles blaming Paul Ryan for Romney’s loss. I won’t hold my breath for your and the GOPe’s apologies to Sarah Palin.