— jack (@THOTJAI) November 9, 2016
It appears some Americans, when faced with adversity, still have a sense of humor, as noted in some popular write-ins on Election Day.
While stories circulated this week that Harambe, the gorilla who was shot and killed earlier this year after a little boy climbed into his cage at the Cincinnati Zoo, received anywhere from 11,000 to 17,000 votes for the U.S. presidency, internet users later learned these rumors were unfounded, with no such evidence to back up the claim.
So, while it isn’t known exactly how many votes a dead gorilla gained over all of the other candidates, as evidenced by social media posts, the silverback at least grabbed a few.
— Jeffrey Hernandez (@Mexicanabanana) November 9, 2016
Other popular write-ins included Sweet Meteor of Death, a.k.a. SMOD, and while the name is pretty much self explanatory, it turns out that SMOD is an actual, real character – in the fictional sense – created by American author H. P. Lovecraft. SMOD’s common catchphrase? “Just end it already,” which some voters would say was more than appropriate for this presidential election.
— Sachs Owns DJT lol (@glossontech) November 8, 2016
But SMOD wasn’t without a campaign opponent. Apparently Cthulhu, also a Lovecraft character, received a number of votes as well.
— Cthulhu for America (@cthulhu4america) November 8, 2016
— WorldPeaceImpossible (@AndyBuddah) November 8, 2016
[ The Telegraph ]
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