You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist of Trumpian credulity to believe that U.S. election results do not always reflect actual votes cast. Jim Gilmore’s massive victory yesterday in Chelsea supports the argument. Maybe the Democrats actually gained 20,000 voters in the last election. Maybe the moon is made of cheese. Boston.com:
The Republican primary election in the city of Chelsea was dominated by a surprising name: Jim Gilmore. … Gilmore received 366 votes, good for 47.2 percent of the total. Donald Trump came in second with 18.8 percent of the vote, followed by Chris Christie and Jeb Bush … The likeliest explanation is a reporting error, in which each of the candidate’s names was shifted a line down. Correcting that would put Trump at 47.2 percent support and Ted Cruz at 18.8 percent, followed by Marco Rubio and John Kasich. Those results are much more in line with the rest of the state.