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17th Nov '16 12:01:46 PM costanton11
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** And despite trailing in all but a handful of presidential polls in the run-up to the election, Trump then went on to win the presidency in an electoral landslide (despite a narrow loss in the popular vote), stunning both his detractors ''and'' a large percentage of his supporters.
16th Nov '16 5:42:43 PM nombretomado
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* In the Disney Channel Original Movie ''CampRock'', [[spoiler: Peggy, the girl that RichBitch / AlphaBitch Tess has been belittling the entire movie]], wins the "Final Jam" competition over Tess and main protagonist Mitchie (though Mitchie [[spoiler: did get the guy in the end]]).

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* In the Disney Channel Original Movie ''CampRock'', ''Film/CampRock'', [[spoiler: Peggy, the girl that RichBitch / AlphaBitch Tess has been belittling the entire movie]], wins the "Final Jam" competition over Tess and main protagonist Mitchie (though Mitchie [[spoiler: did get the guy in the end]]).
14th Nov '16 7:24:28 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** And despite trailing in all but a handful of presidential polls in the run-up to the election, Trump then went on to win the presidency in an electoral landslide (despite a narrow loss in the popular vote), stunning both his detractors ''and'' a large percentage of his supporters.
10th Nov '16 8:09:06 AM Larkmarn
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* After having the entire mainstream media, Holloywood, and both poltiical parties agiasnt him, Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory was this in the highest order.
9th Nov '16 7:55:57 PM Fan01
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* After having the entire mainstream media, Holloywood, and both poltiical parties agiasnt him, Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory was this in the highest order.
9th Nov '16 3:38:33 PM ML4E
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* In probably one of the most shocking upsets in modern history, the 2016 US presidential election saw Creator/DonaldTrump beating UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton to become the 45th President of the United States. Prior to the election, both candidates were quite unfavorable but everyone seemed to be poised to see a second Clinton (and the first female at that) enter the White House, and that everyone was certain that Trump, who had spent his entire campaign being ''heavily'' inflammatory towards everyone and everything he met, would never set foot inside the White House. Even the polls were showing that Clinton would win. However, when the ballots were counted, it ended up showing that Trump was the real winner - according to many analysts, Trump's victory came from rural areas and especially from the white, no-college-education-based workers, data and polling numbers that were essentially ignored.
9th Nov '16 8:18:24 AM costanton11
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* In the 1948 US presidential election incumbent UsefulNotes/HarryTruman was very low in the polls, there was a three-way split in the Democratic Party and his loss appeared unstoppable. Problem was, Republican candidate Thomas Dewey was advised to not do anything that could screw up his candidacy. He wound up becoming infamous for platitude-filled speeches that didn't even say what would happen if he'd be president [[note]]one newspaper summarized four of his campaign speeches as: "Agriculture is important. Our rivers are full of fish. You cannot have freedom without liberty. Our future lies ahead."[[/note]]. On the other hand, Truman decided eh, what the hell, he might as well unleash a brutal campaign mocking Dewey and the Republicans at every turn and campaigning all across the country. Nobody thought he had a chance. Result? Truman wins (and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball proves that the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevent_defense prevent defense]] is a fail in politics, at least) while [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Defeats_Truman the Chicago Tribune gets to eat their words]] and [[DeweyDefeatsTruman name a trope]] simultaneously.
* In probably one of the most shocking upsets in modern history, the 2016 US presidential election saw Creator/DonaldTrump beating UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton to become the 45th President of the United States. Prior to the election, both candidates were quite unfavorable but everyone seemed to be poised to see a second Clinton (and the first female at that) enter the White House, and that everyone was certain that Trump, who had spent his entire campaign being ''heavily'' inflammatory towards everyone and everything he met, would never set foot inside the White House. Even the polls were showing that Clinton would win. However, when the ballots were counted, it ended up showing that Trump was the real winner - according to many analysts, Trump's victory came from rural areas and especially from the white, no-college-education-based workers, data and polling numbers that were essentially ignored.



* In the 1948 US presidential election incumbent UsefulNotes/HarryTruman was very low in the polls, there was a three-way split in the Democratic Party and his loss appeared unstoppable. Problem was, Republican candidate Thomas Dewey was advised to not do anything that could screw up his candidacy. He wound up becoming infamous for platitude-filled speeches that didn't even say what would happen if he'd be president [[note]]one newspaper summarized four of his campaign speeches as: "Agriculture is important. Our rivers are full of fish. You cannot have freedom without liberty. Our future lies ahead."[[/note]]. On the other hand, Truman decided eh, what the hell, he might as well unleash a brutal campaign mocking Dewey and the Republicans at every turn and campaigning all across the country. Nobody thought he had a chance. Result? Truman wins (and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball proves that the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevent_defense prevent defense]] is a fail in politics, at least) while [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Defeats_Truman the Chicago Tribune gets to eat their words]] and [[DeweyDefeatsTruman name a trope]] simultaneously.
* In probably one of the most shocking upsets in modern history, the 2016 US presidential election saw Creator/DonaldTrump beating UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton to become the 45th President of the United States. Prior to the election, both candidates were quite unfavorable but everyone seemed to be poised to see a second Clinton (and the first female at that) enter the White House, and that everyone was certain that Trump, who had spent his entire campaign being ''heavily'' inflammatory towards everyone and everything he met, would never set foot inside the White House. Even the polls were showing that Clinton would win. However, when the ballots were counted, it ended up showing that Trump was the real winner - according to many analysts, Trump's victory came from rural areas and especially from the white, no-college-education-based workers, data and polling numbers that were essentially ignored.
9th Nov '16 5:35:53 AM Blazer
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* In probably one of the most shocking upsets in modern history, the 2016 US presidential election saw Creator/DonaldTrump beating UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton to become the 45th President of the United States. Prior to the election, both candidates were quite unfavorable but everyone seemed to be poised to see a second Clinton (and the first female at that) enter the White House, and that everyone was certain that Trump, who had spent his entire campaign being ''heavily'' inflammatory towards everyone and everything he met, would never set foot inside the White House. Even the polls were showing that Clinton would win. However, when the ballots were counted, it ended up showing that Trump was the real winner - according to many analysts, Trump's victory came from rural areas and especially from the white, no-college-education-based workers, data and polling numbers that were essentially ignored.
26th Oct '16 8:50:37 AM saulg1
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*** Bradford West in 2012. The seat had been Labour for many years and the by-election garnered little media attention as most expected a routine Labour hold. In fact the outspoken George Galloway won the seat with a five-figure majority for the Respect Party.
23rd Oct '16 6:39:06 PM nombretomado
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* The winner of GameFAQs' ''[[http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/cb6.html Character Battle 6]]'' in 2007 was not [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], who had won almost every contest he took part in, nor was it [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]], who was the only to ever topple Link. It wasn't even someone like [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]], [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]], or [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]]. No, the winner of the contest on that year, who was able to topple every character to be thrown at it was... an L-Block. From ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}''. By tens of thousands of votes. By the time it reached the third round, the [[RuleOfFunny inherent hilarity]] of a [[JokeCharacter Joke Entry]] becoming the most popular character ever was simply too strong to resist for the voters.

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* The winner of GameFAQs' Website/GameFAQs' ''[[http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/cb6.html Character Battle 6]]'' in 2007 was not [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]], who had won almost every contest he took part in, nor was it [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]], who was the only to ever topple Link. It wasn't even someone like [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]], [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]], or [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]]. No, the winner of the contest on that year, who was able to topple every character to be thrown at it was... an L-Block. From ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}''. By tens of thousands of votes. By the time it reached the third round, the [[RuleOfFunny inherent hilarity]] of a [[JokeCharacter Joke Entry]] becoming the most popular character ever was simply too strong to resist for the voters.



** In a less popular note, 6 years after L-Block, Draven from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' won the Character Battle IX, including defeats over Link, Snake and [[{{Metroid}} Samus]] due to {{Reddit}} rallies. GameFAQs users immediately [[InternetBackdraft raised hell]], as it was it was basically a HostileShowTakeover by a ZergRush (voting had decayed from regular 100,000 votes to 50-60k in good days... numbers Draven regularly got by himself starting in round 2) who wanted to push to victory ''their'' memetic character - while L-Block has a general appeal, Draven was FanMyopia at its finest. Reddit trolls, fishy happenings, and indications that the [=LoL=] forums [[BribingYourWayToVictory offered prizes if Draven won the contest]] didn't help the least.

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** In a less popular note, 6 years after L-Block, Draven from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' won the Character Battle IX, including defeats over Link, Snake and [[{{Metroid}} Samus]] due to {{Reddit}} rallies. GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs users immediately [[InternetBackdraft raised hell]], as it was it was basically a HostileShowTakeover by a ZergRush (voting had decayed from regular 100,000 votes to 50-60k in good days... numbers Draven regularly got by himself starting in round 2) who wanted to push to victory ''their'' memetic character - while L-Block has a general appeal, Draven was FanMyopia at its finest. Reddit trolls, fishy happenings, and indications that the [=LoL=] forums [[BribingYourWayToVictory offered prizes if Draven won the contest]] didn't help the least.
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