This is not really news. The Chicago/Cook County/Illinois Democrat Machine has been stuffing ballot boxes for more than 100 years; they have it down to a fine art; they admit it and laugh about it. Well, guess where the current resident of the White House learned his political ropes? You guessed it -- Chicago/Cook County/Illinois. Philly and most other big cities operate on the same model. It's therefore impossible for a Repub to win the presidency unless voting in the hinterlands is overwhelming (think Reagan).