Voting is our birth right, but it is tough to exercise it when you have to chose between candidates like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Most of the Americans have even expressed openly that they didn’t love to vote between any of the two candidates.
However, the Americans didn’t also think of voting for other candidates like Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, etc.
They surprisingly voted for none other than the tragically killed gorilla in Cincinnati Zoo, Harambe. Harambe has been one of the most popular characters in social media since the last couple of months.
Harambe actually had to sacrifice his life for a three year old kid who climbed into his enclosure, this past May, due to lack of attention from his parents.
Harambe’s death has caused a lot of controversy, especially on the internet. There has been a lot of campaigns and “D*cks out for Harambe” is one of the prime examples. The social media was also flooded by thousands of Harambe memes since his death.
Harambe’s popularity was even seen during the US elections as more than 15,000 people voted for him. They took to Twitter to post images of their ballot.
Here are some of such tweets:
— jack (@THOTJAI) November 9, 2016
— Ur jerb’s still gone (@glossontech) November 8, 2016
— Jeffrey Hernandez (@Mexicanabanana) November 9, 2016
On the other hand, some users were very unhappy at the people who voted for Harambe and wasted their vote.
You telling me GROWN adults registered to vote, drove to a poll, & waited in line just to write in harambe on the ballot? Fuck this country
— Dré (@Akhdre_) November 9, 2016
If you wrote in Harambe or Hennessy, I hope you’re happy. Your vote could have helped millions of POC, women and the LBGTQ+ community
— ✨lexy✨ (@lexysaeyang) November 9, 2016
HARAMBE GOT 11,000 WRITE IN VOTES. YOURE ALL FUCKING STUPID. THE MEME WAS NEVER FUNNY, YOURE ALL FUCKING ASSHOLES
— Grinchy Tyler (@tomshlIand) November 9, 2016
Fun fact: the number of votes Clinton is losing Pennsylvania by is less than 1/5 of the 11000 votes received by Harambe in the same region.
— bAe-a-ron (@549m8) November 9, 2016
So, the results are out now and Trump has won. At the end of the day, it is a democracy and people can decide what they want.