In 59 precincts making up a large section of Philadelphia, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney did not receive a single vote for president. President Obama did not get 99 percent of the vote. He got all the votes. Every single one, according to election officials.
There was a similar happening in Cleveland, Ohio, the key battleground state in the recent race for the presidency.
And in counting news, a Florida election official decided unilaterally to have a midnight recount of votes in one precinct and Rep. Alan West, in a race where the margin was less than one half of one percent, suddenly lost 4,500 votes. Not a couple hundred votes - 4,500. West is going to court, demanding an explanation for the sudden recount and asking that there be a recount of his entire district's voting.
Before the election, there were questions about whether the absentee ballots of military personnel were being adequately processed to preserve their voting rights.
You form your on conclusions on whether and why all these things happened, but at the very least, they raise troubling questions about our most sacred of American rights the voting process.
We can't help but reflect on the harsh criticisms that were leveled at Pennsylvania's voter identification law, which is scheduled to be in effect in next year's elections. The law was passed this year but its usage delayed until next year following court challenges, with a judge ruling there weren't adequate measures in effect to make it easy for everyone to have a proper ID.
But from the uproar surrounding the law, you would have thought the law was geared at rigging the election.
Meanwhile, we have suspicious election day happenings in Philadelphia, Cleveland and Florida and the same media makes little of them.
The voter ID law may not directly relate to these curious happenings, but it does fall into the same election day credo: Make the vote proper.
That's all any of us regardless of political persuasion should want. To not share that sentiment makes us no better than the dictatorships and rigged elections elsewhere that we quickly criticize.