November 9, 2012

Charles Darwin Got 4,000 Votes in Georgia

Brian Palmer, Slate


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Anti-evolution Congressman Paul Broun (R-Ga.) ran unopposed in Tuesday’s election, but nearly 4,000 voters wrote in Charles Darwin to protest their representative’s views. (Broun called evolution “lies straight from the pit of hell.”) Darwin fell more than 205,000 votes short of victory, but what would have happened if the father of evolution had out-polled Broun?

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TAGGED: Georgia, Evolution, Anti-science, Charles Darwin

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