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Elspeth
06-27-2014, 03:35 AM
Imagine writing in your own name as a joke and winning an election as a result. :biggrin-new:

Rutgers Student Wins Republican Seat on County Council by Writing in His Own Name
http://collegeinsurrection.com/

19-year-old college student accidentally becomes Republican politician

A 19-year-old college student who wrote his name in as a candidate for a Republican councilman as a joke wound up winning after no one else voted in the category.

“It was kind of like the ‘Mickey Mouse vote,’ where people write in stupid names when they vote for president,” Asad Asif told New Brunswick Today, a local news source.

The Rutgers University Student was sworn in earlier this month as a member of the Middlesex County Republican Committee.

He is now a voting member of both the Middlesex County Republican Organization (MCRO) and Old Bridge Republican Committee.

The Middlesex County Committee has more than a thousand seats, and only about half of the Republican seats are filled.

New Brunswick Republican Organization President Joy Sheehan said Asif is not the only member to win a seat by writing himself in.

Despite being sworn in, Asif said he does not affiliate with any particular political party, and does not wholly believe in the position he accepted.

“I don’t know anyone who votes Republican,” he said.

RobJohnson
06-27-2014, 04:09 AM
Imagine writing in your own name as a joke and winning an election as a result. :biggrin-new:

Rutgers Student Wins Republican Seat on County Council by Writing in His Own Name
http://collegeinsurrection.com/

19-year-old college student accidentally becomes Republican politician

A 19-year-old college student who wrote his name in as a candidate for a Republican councilman as a joke wound up winning after no one else voted in the category.

“It was kind of like the ‘Mickey Mouse vote,’ where people write in stupid names when they vote for president,” Asad Asif told New Brunswick Today, a local news source.

The Rutgers University Student was sworn in earlier this month as a member of the Middlesex County Republican Committee.

He is now a voting member of both the Middlesex County Republican Organization (MCRO) and Old Bridge Republican Committee.

The Middlesex County Committee has more than a thousand seats, and only about half of the Republican seats are filled.

New Brunswick Republican Organization President Joy Sheehan said Asif is not the only member to win a seat by writing himself in.

Despite being sworn in, Asif said he does not affiliate with any particular political party, and does not wholly believe in the position he accepted.

“I don’t know anyone who votes Republican,” he said.

:rotfl:

SaintLouieWoman
06-27-2014, 09:26 AM
“I don’t know anyone who votes Republican,” he said.

He does now. Hey, the Republicans need to get members however they can. :biggrin-new:

The kid can call himself "The Accidental Republican"

NJCardFan
06-27-2014, 11:32 AM
“I don’t know anyone who votes Republican,” he said.

Which is liberalism in a nutshell. These people can't see the world outside of their own little groups. Remember the whole Pauline Kael comment about how she didn't know how Nixon won because she knew only 1 person who voted for Nixon and that person she didn't really know even though Nixon won one of the most lopsided presidential victories in history?

SVPete
06-27-2014, 12:48 PM
Actions and Consequences.