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Darwin for Congress!

A campaign to support Charles Darwin as a write-in candidate against a Georgia Congressman who called evolution "lies straight from the pit of hell" succeeded in capturing 2 percent of the vote last week.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the long-dead naturalist received almost 4,000 write-in votes for the 10th Congressional District seat held by incumbent Republican Rep. Paul Broun, who was running unopposed.

Jim Leebens-Mack, a plant biologist at the University of Georgia who created a "Darwin for Congress" Facebook page after Broun made his creationist remarks in September, tells the paper that the number of votes cast for the father of evolutionary theory was "a little bit more" than he had expected.

Nearly 7,000 write-in votes were cast in the race. Other notable write-in choices include Bill Nye, Darth Vader, Cthulhu, Honey Boo Boo, and "any non-insane individual."

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