Darwin Gets 4K Write-Ins vs. Creationist Lawmaker

Georgia congressman Paul Broun gets symbolic opposition

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Nov 8, 2012 6:09 PM CST

(Newser) – Charles Darwin earned almost 4,000 write-in votes in one Georgia county against a congressman who denounced evolution and other scientific theories as "lies straight from the pit of hell." The symbolic votes in Athens-Clarke County on Tuesday were against Republican Rep. Paul Broun, who was running unopposed. (He beat Darwin by about 13,000 votes in the county, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.) Broun gave a speech to a church group in September lambasting evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang theory.

This photo from 1878 provided by the Granger Collection shows English naturalist Charles Darwin.
This photo from 1878 provided by the Granger Collection shows English naturalist Charles Darwin.   (AP Photo/The Granger Collection, File)
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