Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, received nearly 4,000 write-in votes on Election Day in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District.
The election, however, was easily won by incumbent Republican Rep. Paul Broun, a physician and creationist who in September said evolution was based on “lies straight from the pit of hell,” the Athens Banner-Herald reported.
The newspaper credited the showing by the long-dead Darwin to a Facebook page begun by a University of Georgia biologist in the wake of Broun’s remarks.
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