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  1. Christoph Burschka says

    … “Anyone but Broun,” “Anyone else” and various permutations of that sentiment, with “Big Bird” and “Bill Nye, The Science Guy” also earning ballots.

  2. robro says

    From what I understand from my mom, who is from SW Georgia, it’s not uncommon for the long dead to vote, so why not win elections. Seems only fitting.

  3. phiknight says

    I was sad that 16000 people in Athens still voted for Broun, but I’m glad my vote was still heard. lol

  4. zb24601 says

    I’m afraid Charles Darwin does not meet the residency requirements. But then again, neither did Mitt Romney when he ran for governor. Mitt retroactively changed his tax fillings to make it look like he met the requirements. Maybe Mitt can help Charles with that. I hear his schedule has cleared up a bit.

  5. Esteleth, Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo says

    Charles does not meet the residency requirements – or the citizenship requirements for that matter.

    But then, neither does Jesus, and how many people write him in?

  6. davem says

    Meanwhile: Dead candidates win elections in Florida, Alabama

    And you tell them from the brain-dead how, exactly?

    But seriously, 96 years old, not turning up to the office, and still collecting $240,000? Then you still vote for him , although he’s dead? WTF is wrong with you guys?

  7. sharculese says

    I take it no one else was running? One of the other write-ins was “Anyone but Broun”.

    Georgia’s been redistricted since I lived in Athens, but assuming that nothing’s changed (and I don’t see any reason why it would have), there’s a line drawn through the Athens area that’s designed to crack the university vote and create two safe Republican districts. It was created by a lovely fellow name of Paul Broun.

    When evolution thing happened, someone, I think PZ actually, linked to a statement from the local Democratic party saying that while they sometimes manage it, a lot of times they can’t find anyone willing to undertake the thankless task of challenging him.

    Also, Paul Broun is an all purpose tool who once tried to use a late night session to slip in an amendment defunding section 5 of the voting rights act, only to get chewed out on the floor of the House by civil rights hero John Lewis.

    http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2012/05/10/john-lewis-objects-and-paul-broun-backs-away-from-attempt-to-gut-voting-rights-act/

  8. MattP (with every passing comment, I want ever more to DIAF) says

    My write-in vote was for “burning bag of dog shit” because I found it an accurate description of Broun (dumb, dangerous, damn disgusting to clean up after).

  9. MattP (with every passing comment, I want ever more to DIAF) says

    It brought a grin to my face as I typed it and now seeing it mentioned on wonkette brings me a bit of glee in an otherwise depressing week.

  10. says

    On last night’s program, Rachel Maddow covered the write-in results for Charles Darwin. She was delighted.

    Maddow prefaced the Darwin results with a roundup of the Republican doofuses that sat on the Science Committee in Congress, and those that will now sit on the Science Committee. Republicans still hold a majority in the House of Representatives, so we will be stuck with dunderheads who seem to have missed all science classes beyond third grade, (and who missed all new developments in scientific fields since 1950.)

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#49768091 (7:34 minutes long)

    The segment ends with an improved (evolved) recipe for an Old Fashioned whisky cocktail.

  11. carbonbasedlifeform says

    we will be stuck with dunderheads who seem to have missed all science classes beyond third grade, (and who missed all new developments in scientific fields since 1950.)

    1950? Try 1850.