Election Returns in Broun vs. Darwin

We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting the election results in the congressional race of the century — one in which a live idiot is being challenged by a dead genius (see Paul Broun vs. Charles Darwin). Broun is the flaming fool about whom we previously wrote Congressman Broun on Evolution & the Big Bang. At that post you can see the video in which he said that evolution and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell.”

Now, in the Augusta Chronicle of Augusta, Georgia, we read: Broun congressional race sees 4,000 write-in votes for Darwin. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

Charles Darwin, the 19th-century naturalist who laid the foundations for evolutionary theory, received more than 4,000 write-in votes in Athens-Clarke County in balloting for the 10th Congressional District seat retained Tuesday by five-year incumbent Republican Rep. Paul Broun.

That’s only the vote total in one county. Pretty good showing for a dead man. The story continues:

Broun received 16,980 votes in Athens-Clarke County, and garnered 209,917 votes across the district.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Broun only got four times as many votes as Darwin! Here’s more:

The Athens Banner-Herald is working today to get the write-in totals for Darwin in the other 24 counties comprising the 10th Congressional District. Those numbers will be widely available early next week, as the Georgia secretary of state’s office certifies election results.

Okay, that’s all we’ve got at the moment. When the rest of the returns come in, we’ll add them here.

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5 responses to “Election Returns in Broun vs. Darwin

  1. Charley Horse

    This brings Project Steve to my mind….

  2. Thanks for this, S.C. We’ve been looking for it for a couple of days. We’re interested in the results for all Georgia counties. All of my family members wrote-in ‘Charles Darwin,’ instead of voting for Broun in Baldwin County in middle Georgia (Milledgeville – the former capital of Georgia, and a college town).

  3. Oscar, when I know more, I’ll post about it.

  4. I wonder what they would do if Darwin actually won?

  5. retiredsciguy

    @Troy: Once they determined that Darwin was ineligible to serve (lack of a pulse, etc.), the election commission would name the next highest vote-getter the winner.