Thousands Of People Did Not Vote For Harambe
Did 11,000, 15,000 or even 17,000 Americans really vote for a dead gorilla??!
Third party candidates garnered the blame from millions of Clinton supporters for taking away potential votes for her presidential bid. Reports circulated on election day that people cast write-in “protest” votes for Harambe, the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year after a child fell into his pen.
According to Snopes, the news is NOT true:
The claim that the gorilla received 15,000 votes (or any other specific number) is not yet backed up by any actual data.
On 8 November 2016, the general election votes were still being counted, and a running vote tally was not available for write-in candidates. In fact, any write-in votes for “Harambe” would most likely have been counted as “unofficial votes” and not tallied separately in the majority of states, which require write-in candidates to fill out paperwork before the election to ensure their votes are counted separately.
Thousands may not have voted for the gorilla but people are still clearly not that smart…