Charles Darwin earns nearly 4,000 write-in votes against Ga. Rep. Broun

November 9, 2012

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) easily held on to his seat in Congress on Friday despite a  challenge from... Charles Darwin. 

Darwin, who was the original proponent of the theory of evolution and died in 1882, got nearly 4,000 write-in votes against the incumbent Broun, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.  Broun, a physician, is a creationist who in September said evolution was based on "lies straight from the pit of hell." 

A Darwin for Congress Facebook page was created by a biologist at the University of Georgia, which is in Broun's district, as part of a campaign in protest of Broun, who sits on the House Science, Space and Techonology committee. 

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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