Inside Philadelphia's Election Day Turnout

President Obama outpolled Gov. Mitt Romney in Philadelphia by wide margins at the Nov. 6 General Election to help Democrats carry the state of Pennsylvania and its coveted 20 electoral votes.

But some say Philadelphia’s vote-margins were too wide. A head-scratching report in the Philadelphia Inquirer found that Gov. Mitt Romney received zero votes in 59 voting divisions in Philadelphia. 

GOP observers are puzzled and want to know more.

This edition of HOW PHILLY WORKS is the first in a series that looks at issues that were front and center on Nov. 6.

HOW PHILLY WORKS: Understanding Turnout

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