Charles Darwin Gets 4,000 Write-In Votes Against Creationist Congressman

The votes were a response to Rep. Paul C. Broun Jr. of Georgia, who in a September speech called evolution and the Big Bang theory “lies straight from the pit of hell.” The campaign to make the father of the theory of evolution a write-in candidate was led by Jim Leebens-Mack, a plant biologist at the University of Georgia. Mr. Broun, a member of the House science committee who was running unopposed for re-election, received nearly 210,000 votes.

And because the long-dead Darwin was not a properly certified write-in candidate, some counties won’t be tallying votes for him, whether in the congressional race or other contests.

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