Georgia Congressman Paul Broun (R-Athens) will have a challenger, after all. According to the Associated Press, there will be a write in campaign waged by none other than Broun’s nemesis, Charles Darwin (I-Pit of Hell).
A Facebook page promoting Darwin for Congress went up Oct. 8 urging supporters to take a stand against Broun.
But the laws of political science hold that Broun will likely win re-election to a fourth term. He has no Democratic opponent in the election Nov. 6 and Georgia law requires write-in candidates to register by early September. That, and Darwin is long dead.
The write-in campaign is tongue-in-cheek, said Jim Leebens-Mack, a plant biologist at the University of Georgia who started the Facebook page. But its supporters hope Darwin gets enough votes to pressure Republicans into removing Broun from a leadership post on the House Science Committee.
“I’d think the Republican Party would want to put a serious legislator in this seat rather than have Paul Broun,” Leebens-Mack said.
On a slightly serious note, write in campaigns have to be registered in advance, and that deadline has long since passed. Most of the time the number of non-registered write in votes aren’t counted or made public. Alas, we aren’t likely to know how many people in GA-10 prefer the creator of lies straight from the pit of hell to Congressman Broun.