How Many Americans Voted for Cthulhu, SMOD, or Harambe Today?
It's Election Day, and with it comes the phenomenon of joke voting: voting for a non-candidate less as a protest than as a social media fad. In response to the widely hated major party candidates, disgruntled Americans have played fun with the idea of voting for death and damnation.
"Why vote for the lesser evil?" runs the slogan of Cthulhu for America, a Twitter celebrity with 36,900 followers. The character comes from the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, and is a deity/telepath of destruction and damnation. Sweet Meteor O'Death (SMOD) is the Lovecraftian demon's major competition, and it has 37,400 followers. "Just end it already," is the common slogan for SMOD.
Here are seven joke candidates written onto actual ballots by Americans on Election Day. May the odds be ever in their favor!
As an official supporter of the Lovecraftian entity, I must start with Cthulhu. Here's a vote for him for president.
Seriously, check out this cute kid telling you to vote Cthulhu.
Some went even further than voting for the deity, actually dressing up like it at the polls.
Some editor at PJ Media voted for the telepath for school board.
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