Another U.S. Congressman’s ridiculous notion: Evolution from the “pit of hell”
Paul Broun was running unopposed so voters sent him a message: I’d rather vote for a dead guy or a giant fake bird than have you back in office.
The elections may be over but the controversy continues for U.S. Rep. Paul Broun from district 10 in Athens. The Republican gained notoriety for comments he made on a YouTube video that said evolution and the Big Bang theory come “straight from the pit of hell.”
Broun easily won re-election on Tuesday, but thousands of voters showed their displeasure with him by writing in their own candidates.
The election supervisor in Clarke County had never seen a write-in report as lengthy as the one she saw this year.
[...]nearly 4,000 people wrote in votes for the Origin of Species author, Charles Darwin.
But Darwin wasn’t the only write-in candidate found on the ballots; Sesame Street’s Big Bird made it a few times, and so did Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert. Also making the list was Eve Olution – plus one vote for Star Trek’s Captain Sulu, George Takei.
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Good for you, people. But the woman in the video at the end missed the point. Sure, he speaks his mind but anyone who thinks that backwards is not a good representative for a 21st century congress.
Tip: Molly Hodgdon