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7th Apr '16 1:03:35 PM FordPrefect
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* There are strong suspicions Italy is now a republic because of republicans rigging the referendum to choose between monarchy and republic (polls showed monarchists winning by a small margin, and the government proclaimed a republic ''before'' the official results were announced. Also, pressure and threats on monarchists from both extremist leftists and die-hard fascists was confirmed), enough that king Umberto II could have conceivably tried to stay in power had he not preferred avoiding the likely civil war had he done so (and in fact his last acts as king helped ''defusing'' the civil war that was about to start anyway).

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* There are strong suspicions Italy is now a republic because of republicans rigging the referendum to choose between monarchy and republic (polls showed monarchists winning by a small margin, and the government proclaimed a republic ''before'' the official results were announced. Also, pressure and threats on monarchists from both extremist leftists and die-hard fascists was confirmed), enough that king Umberto II could have conceivably tried to stay in power had he not preferred avoiding the likely civil war had he done so (and in fact his last acts as king helped ''defusing'' ''defuse'' the civil war that was about to start anyway).
12th Mar '16 11:27:28 AM nombretomado
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* An episode of DiC's ''CareBears'' has Professor Coldheart employing this tactic to win the Mayor-for-a-Day election, promising [[AnarchyIsChaos "a holiday for rules"]].

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* An episode of DiC's ''CareBears'' [=DiC=]'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|1980s}}'' has Professor Coldheart employing this tactic to win the Mayor-for-a-Day election, promising [[AnarchyIsChaos "a holiday for rules"]].
25th Nov '15 1:39:13 PM MarkLungo
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-->-- '''Richard J. Daley''', former mayor of [[TheWindyCity Chicago]]

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-->-- '''Richard J. Daley''', former mayor of [[TheWindyCity Chicago]]
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* In 2006, [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] reported that Hungary was holding an online naming poll for a new bridge, for which the then-leading entry was the "Chuck Norris bridge". He then proceeded to suggest that his fans should stuff the ballot box with "Stephen Colbert bridge". HilarityEnsued when it [[GoneHorriblyRight Went Horribly Right]] and "Stephen Colbert bridge" won with over 17 million votes - about 7 million more than the entire population of Hungary.

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* In 2006, [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] Creator/StephenColbert (or rather, his [[AlterEgo equivalent]] on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' reported that Hungary was holding an online naming poll for a new bridge, for which the then-leading entry was the "Chuck Norris bridge". He then proceeded to suggest that his fans should stuff the ballot box with "Stephen Colbert bridge". HilarityEnsued when it [[GoneHorriblyRight Went Horribly Right]] and "Stephen Colbert bridge" won with over 17 million votes - about 7 million more than the entire population of Hungary.
13th Nov '15 8:56:37 AM FF32
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* In one episode of ''{{Blackadder}} the Third'', Blackadder filled in for the single voter of a rotten borough and apparently placed several thousand votes for Baldrick.

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* In one episode of ''{{Blackadder}} ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third'', Blackadder filled in for the single voter of a rotten borough and apparently placed several thousand votes for Baldrick.
10th Nov '15 6:02:18 PM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's close victory over RichardNixon in the 1960 Presidential election was discovered to have ridden on some of this, most famously with the dead coming back to vote in Chicago. However, Nixon decided to allow him to win anyways, partly to show himself as a GracefulLoser and partly because the Republicans had also engaged in ballot-stuffing (which would've been revealed if they'd gone after the disputed votes for Kennedy).[[note]]The aforementioned Mayor Daley of Chicago [[http://www.snopes.com/history/govern/onevote.asp commented that]] "one of their precincts, outside of Peoria, where there are only 50 voters, just announced 500 votes for Nixon."[[/note]]

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* UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's close victory over RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon in the 1960 Presidential election was discovered to have ridden on some of this, most famously with the dead coming back to vote in Chicago. However, Nixon decided to allow him to win anyways, partly to show himself as a GracefulLoser and partly because the Republicans had also engaged in ballot-stuffing (which would've been revealed if they'd gone after the disputed votes for Kennedy).[[note]]The aforementioned Mayor Daley of Chicago [[http://www.snopes.com/history/govern/onevote.asp commented that]] "one of their precincts, outside of Peoria, where there are only 50 voters, just announced 500 votes for Nixon."[[/note]]
10th Nov '15 6:02:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Salem mentions that he helped [[RichardNixon Nixon]] get elected:

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* In ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Salem mentions that he helped [[RichardNixon [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] get elected:
4th Nov '15 8:36:29 AM Prfnoff
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* The election night newsreel in ''Theatre/OfTheeISing'' shows John P. Wintergreen casting multiple ballots for himself. When he needs only four more votes to win, he casts all of them. No wonder his defeated opponent charges him with voter fraud in 7 states.

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* The election night newsreel in ''Theatre/OfTheeISing'' shows John P. Wintergreen casting multiple ballots for himself. himself at more than one polling place. When he needs only four more votes to win, he casts all four of them. No It's no wonder that his (unnamed) defeated opponent charges him with voter fraud in 7 seven states.
1st Nov '15 1:28:50 PM Eddy1215
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* Inverted in the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie where it's shown that the reason Al Gore lost the 2000 election was because Bender, [[ItsALongStory in his hunt for Fry]], blew up the box containing all his votes.
1st Nov '15 1:25:58 PM Eddy1215
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*** The reason that he didn't want Homer to win was because he'd heard some of the popular students planning to vote for Homer to be Prom King, then laugh at him when he got up on stage. He faked the result against Homer to save the guy from the humiliation.

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*** The reason that he didn't want Homer to win was because he'd heard some of the popular students planning to vote for Homer to be Prom King, then laugh at him when he got up on stage. He faked the result against Homer to save the guy from the humiliation. Unfortunately, this backfires as it's shown that if Homer had been declared the winner, he'd gain the support of his fellow high school, become the most popular kid in school (while still ending up with Marge, but also be on Patty and Selma's good side), and be on the fast track to a great life...without Bart, Lisa, and Maggie though since there would be no AccidentalPregnancy.
30th Sep '15 2:12:54 PM TrollBrutal
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* In ''Film/InheritTheWind'', when Brady is told by the townsfolk that they all voted for him three times, Brady quips that he trusts it was in three separate presidential elections.
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