Out of 175,554 registered voters, 247,713 vote cards were cast in St. Lucie County, Florida on Tuesday. Barack Obama won the county.
When faced with the astronomical figures, Gertrude Walker, Supervisor of Elections for St. Lucie County, said she had no idea why turnout was so incredibly high. She was flabbergasted, saying, "We’ve never seen that here."
Voter fraud exists but as Twitchy points out, this story has been debunked.
Twitter user @NathanWurtzel points out that the figure is based on “cards cast,” which is not the same as votes cast.
It appears that “cards cast” refers to the number of ballots times the number of pages on each ballot. So if the ballot is two pages long, “cards cast” should be twice the number of ballots cast.
Does voter fraud exist? Yes.
Is it prevalent enough to explain Barack Obama’s margin of victory (about three million votes nationwide, about 74,000 votes in Florida)? No.
I am glad that I can count on Michelle Malkin’s team at Twitchy to fact check the reports that they do.
As an aside, Allen West lost his district by a tad over 2,000 votes. Coincidentally part of St. Lucie County is Allen West’s district.