Charles Darwin, the pioneer of evolutionary theory, received almost 4,000 write-in votes in Athens-Clark County, Georgia - despite being British and dead since 1882.
Darwin's surprise popularity evolved out of a campaign against Rep. Paul Broun, who was filmed earlier this year in a deer-head-filled hall explaining that the earth is 9,000 years old, and evolution is a lie "from the pit of hell."
Broun received 16,980 votes in Clark County - only four times as many as the long-dead evolutionist. The local press is now investigating the vote tally for Darwin in the other counties comprising Broun's district.
Via Online Athens.