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11th Mar '17 5:13:19 PM jharrison3051
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* The 2002 Presidential Election on ''Series/TheWestWing'' was originally predicted to be close, but instead turned into a LandslideElection after President Bartlet ''[[CurbStompBattle eviscerated]]'' Governor Richie in the debate.

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* The 2002 Presidential Election presidential election on ''Series/TheWestWing'' was originally predicted to be close, but instead turned into a LandslideElection after President Bartlet ''[[CurbStompBattle eviscerated]]'' Governor Richie in the debate.



* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Implied to be the case in the special election for Bajoran first minister in the third season. Kira notes that Shakaar is effectively running unopposed, with only niche, regional candidates running against him.



* The ''Series/{{Skins}}'' election for Student President; Naomi is the intelligent, politically inclined, idealistic, injustice hating candidate who thinks she might be able to use the position to make a difference - up against Cook, whose slogan is "vote for me - I don't give a fuck either", and UpperClassTwit Crispin. Since all the students know that the election is largely a show for something that'll look good on the school's OFSTED report, they buy into Cook's anarchic philosophies instead. The teachers attempt to rig the result by stuffing the ballots for Cook into Harriet's bra, and declaring Naomi the winner. Naomi overheard their whole plan though, and since this is injustice hating Naomi we're talking about she [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pulls out all the votes in front of everybody and gracefully concedes defeat]]. And Cook promptly starts a riot.
* By Season 3 of ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Penguin has become such a VillainWithGoodPublicity that when he runs for Mayor of Gotham, he's able to absolutely crush incumbent Aubry James. ''Legitimately''.

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* The ''Series/{{Skins}}'' election for Student President; student president; Naomi is the intelligent, politically inclined, idealistic, injustice hating candidate who thinks she might be able to use the position to make a difference - up against Cook, whose slogan is "vote for me - I don't give a fuck either", and UpperClassTwit Crispin. Since all the students know that the election is largely a show for something that'll look good on the school's OFSTED report, they buy into Cook's anarchic philosophies instead. The teachers attempt to rig the result by stuffing the ballots for Cook into Harriet's bra, and declaring Naomi the winner. Naomi overheard their whole plan though, and since this is injustice hating Naomi we're talking about she [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pulls out all the votes in front of everybody and gracefully concedes defeat]]. And Cook promptly starts a riot.
* By Season 3 season three of ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Penguin has become such a VillainWithGoodPublicity that when he runs for Mayor of Gotham, he's able to absolutely crush incumbent Aubry James. ''Legitimately''.
16th Jan '17 1:43:29 PM jjeffrey01
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had Ed Bighead winning the election (after a giant smear campaign against Rocko) with hundred of thousands of votes and only two votes for Rocko when campaigning for the city dog catcher. (The two votes being Rocko himself and Filburt - Heffer broke down and cried that ''even he'' couldn't vote against Ed after his campaign.)

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had has Rocko running against Ed Bighead winning the election (after for dogcatcher. Ed bolsters his image with comically large shoulders and launches a giant smear campaign against Rocko) with hundred Rocko, blaming him for everything from the fall of thousands Rome to the sinking of the Titanic. Ed ends up getting 256,724 votes and while Rocko gets only two votes for Rocko when campaigning for the city dog catcher. (The two votes being - Rocko himself and Filburt - Heffer broke breaks down and cried that admits ''even he'' couldn't vote against Ed after his campaign.)
19th Dec '16 10:39:06 PM jjeffrey01
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** No particular problem or political issue caused it; it's just that one candidate has a ''crippling'' lack of [[TheCharmer charisma]] and [[UnaccustomedAsIAmToPublicSpeaking oratorical ability]], and possesses [[LackOfEmpathy zero ability to connect with the voters]].

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** No particular problem or political issue caused it; it's it, there's just that one candidate has a ''crippling'' lack huge gap of [[TheCharmer charisma]] and charisma]], [[UnaccustomedAsIAmToPublicSpeaking oratorical ability]], and possesses [[LackOfEmpathy zero ability to connect with voters]] separating the voters]].
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** One candidate self-sabotages, be it from personal baggage, scandal, criminal proceedings, or a huge gaffe, handing victory to the opposition.
16th Dec '16 11:41:54 AM Jacob175
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* One episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' had a three-way race for class president between Kimberly, Tommy and Bulk. Tommy bowed out to support Kimberly, while Bulk's weak campaign was while he was on that "find out the Power Ranger's identities" kick. Kimberly won, with Bulk only getting one vote as his best friend Skull voted for her instead of him.



* ''TheSimpsons'' saw Sideshow Bob (a convicted felon) defeat incumbent Mayor "Diamond" Joe Quimby (also a convicted felon) in a shocking landslide, with Bob getting at least 99% of the vote. It subsequently turns out that Bob rigged the election by fraudulently adding votes from dead people onto his list, [[AndYourLittleDogToo even the Simpsons' dead cat, Snowball]]. However, it's implied (and confirmed via WordOfGod) that Bob would actually have won the election anyway due the voters being fed up with Quimby, whose performance was further sabotaged by the Simpsons unwittingly giving him super-drowsy cough medicine before an all-important debate, but in true Nixon style Bob just ''had'' to ensure victory in the dirtiest manner possible.

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* ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' saw Sideshow Bob (a convicted felon) defeat incumbent Mayor "Diamond" Joe Quimby (also a convicted felon) in a shocking landslide, with Bob getting at least 99% of the vote. It subsequently turns out that Bob rigged the election by fraudulently adding votes from dead people onto his list, [[AndYourLittleDogToo even the Simpsons' dead cat, Snowball]]. However, it's implied (and confirmed via WordOfGod) that Bob would actually have won the election anyway due the voters being fed up with Quimby, whose performance was further sabotaged by the Simpsons unwittingly giving him super-drowsy cough medicine before an all-important debate, but in true Nixon style Bob just ''had'' to ensure victory in the dirtiest manner possible.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', Princess Toadstool wins an election over King Koopa with 6 million votes. Koopa's lone vote was his own, meaning [[EvenEvilHasStandards not even his children or his minions voted for him!]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', the ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' episode "Princess Toadstool for President", Princess Toadstool wins an election over King Koopa with over 6 million votes. Koopa's lone vote was his own, meaning [[EvenEvilHasStandards not even his children or his minions voted for him!]]
26th Nov '16 7:57:41 PM billybobfred
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* In the SchoolFestival arc of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the class votes on what they want their activity to be. The player is given several options to vote for, but [[ButThouMust it doesn't matter which one you pick]], because "Group Date Cafe" wins by an overwhelming majority.
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14th Oct '16 3:10:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* When we first meet Haruka in ''Anime/MaiHime'', she's the student council's disciplinary executive which appears to be a means by which she can foist her own ideas about "morals" and "values" onto the rest of the student body. Neither the Student Council President or Vice President (Shizuru and Reito) seemed inclined to stop her. As an omake and subsequent episodes show [[spoiler: Haruka originally ran against Shizuru for Student Council President, largely on the same platform that she's enforcing now. She lost by a landslide (817 votes for Shizuru vs. 12 votes for her) since the average student isn't particularly interested in a MoralGuardian hovering over them. Shizuru keeps Haruka around to do the unpleasant tasks for the Student Council so she can keep her hands clean. An early hint that Shizuru is not quite all sweetness and light.]]
* That's how Medaka Kurokami becomes the student council president in ''Manga/MedakaBox'', winning with 98% of votes. Her campaign for reelection was nowhere that easy.
* During ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' ''Series 1'', there was an episode that involved NiceGuy Masaharu running against AlphaBitch Tamaki. He was about to back out after delivering a WorldOfCardboardSpeech, but Tamaki goaded him into continuing due to her {{Pride}}. Only two people voted for Tamaki while everyone else voted for Masaharu.
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* When we first meet Haruka in ''Anime/MaiHime'', she's the student council's disciplinary executive which appears to be a means by which she can foist her own ideas about "morals" and "values" onto the rest of the student body. Neither the Student Council President or Vice President (Shizuru and Reito) seemed inclined to stop her. As an omake and subsequent episodes show [[spoiler: Haruka originally ran against Shizuru for Student Council President, largely on the same platform that she's enforcing now. She lost by a landslide (817 votes for Shizuru vs. 12 votes for her) since the average student isn't particularly interested in a MoralGuardian hovering over them. Shizuru keeps Haruka around to do the unpleasant tasks for the Student Council so she can keep her hands clean. An early hint that Shizuru is not quite all sweetness and light.]]
* That's how Medaka Kurokami becomes the student council president in ''Manga/MedakaBox'', winning with 98% of votes. Her campaign for reelection was nowhere that easy.
* During ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' ''Series 1'', there was an episode that involved NiceGuy Masaharu running against AlphaBitch Tamaki. He was about to back out after delivering a WorldOfCardboardSpeech, but Tamaki goaded him into continuing due to her {{Pride}}. Only two people voted for Tamaki while everyone else voted for Masaharu.
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14th Oct '16 3:08:43 PM ZimFan89
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* By Season 3 of ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', Penguin has become such a VillainWithGoodPublicity that when he runs for Mayor of Gotham, he's able to absolutely crush incumbent Aubry James. ''Legitimately''.
6th Sep '16 11:14:58 AM 59Efra
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** Inverted at the end of ''¡Elecciones!'': turns out that there's a ridiculously big amount of parties in the running, and as a result each of them only gets one vote... except for a single candidate who manages to gather two votes and is subsequently named president.
24th Jul '16 1:36:35 AM 59Efra
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* Exaggerated in ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' story "El candidato". The Superintendent decides to run for president of Spain, and the result is a spectacular failure: his rival, Marcelino Cascajo, is elected with 38 million votes, while the Superintendent only gets one vote -- his own.
16th May '16 10:15:17 AM KoopaKid17
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the season 5 episode ''[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E19CrusadersOfTheLostMark Crusaders of the Lost Mark]]'', Pipsqueak runs for class president against Diamond Tiara. Diamond's campaign is based on getting a huge statue of herself at the school; she resorts to blackmail and bribery to try to get votes. Pipsqueak's goal is to get new playground equipment to replace what was damaged or destroyed during Twilight's fight with Tirek in the season 4 finale, and runs a fair campaign (with the help of the Crusaders), which leads to him getting every vote but Diamond Tiara's (she votes for herself, naturally).

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the season 5 episode ''[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E19CrusadersOfTheLostMark Crusaders of the Lost Mark]]'', Pipsqueak runs for class president against Diamond Tiara. Diamond's campaign is based on getting a huge statue of herself at the school; she resorts to blackmail and bribery to try to get votes. Pipsqueak's goal is to get new playground equipment to replace what was damaged or destroyed during Twilight's fight with Tirek in the season 4 finale, and runs a fair campaign (with the help of the Crusaders), which leads to him getting every vote but Diamond Tiara's (she votes for herself, naturally). Even ''[[BetaBitch Silver Spoon]]'' doesn't vote for her.
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