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30th Apr '18 1:16:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third'', Blackadder filled in for the single voter of a rotten borough and apparently placed several thousand votes for Baldrick.
** In the same episode he sarcastically comments on the system that allows this to happen: "Manchester. Population: 60,000. Electoral roll: 3"

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third'', ''Series/BlackadderTheThird'', Blackadder filled in for the single voter of a rotten borough and apparently placed several thousand votes for Baldrick.
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Baldrick. In the same episode he sarcastically comments on the system that allows this to happen: "Manchester. Population: 60,000. Electoral roll: 3"
30th Apr '18 1:15:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' out of fears that he'd lead them to disaster, President Roslin attempts to prevent Baltar from winning the fleet's first (and only) election by replacing the ballots from one ship with fakes. She gets caught due to a typo, on the original ballots but not on the fakes, and forced to step down. [[spoiler: Her fears turn out to be justified.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' out of fears that he'd lead them to disaster, President Roslin attempts to prevent Baltar from winning the fleet's first (and only) election by replacing the ballots from one ship with fakes. She gets caught due to a typo, on the original ballots but not on the fakes, and is forced to step down. [[spoiler: Her fears turn out to be justified.]]
29th Apr '18 9:16:41 PM BKelly95
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* In ''Film/BlackSheep1996'', Al loses the election and Mike assumes it's his fault. Then the results for the county where he and Steve were hiding out come in and he realizes that the total number of votes for that county exceeds the number of voters. He then sets out to fix this.


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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had an example similar to the ''Parks And Recreation'' example when they held a drawing to decide that night's designated driver.
-->'''Carla:''' And the lucky loser is...Norm Peterson.\\
'''Norm:''' Great. First time I enter this thing and you can't pick ''(draws another slip)'' Norm Peterson or ''(draws another slip)'' Norm Peterson or ''(draws another slip)'' Norm Peterson or ''(draws another slip)'' Frasier Crane. At least somebody was honest.\\
'''Frasier:''' I beg your pardon. I wrote Norm Peterson.\\
''Norm looks at the slip again.''\\
'''Norm:''' [[HypocriticalHumor You're right. I wrote that.]]
* When Oswald ran for mayor on ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', he attempted this only for Edward to intercept the extra votes. [[spoiler: Oswald wins anyway and Edward says he wanted Oswald to see he could win legitimately.]]
29th Apr '18 3:49:18 PM zarpaulus
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* Happens in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' when the fleet elects a new president.

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* Happens in In ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' when out of fears that he'd lead them to disaster, President Roslin attempts to prevent Baltar from winning the fleet elects fleet's first (and only) election by replacing the ballots from one ship with fakes. She gets caught due to a new president.typo, on the original ballots but not on the fakes, and forced to step down. [[spoiler: Her fears turn out to be justified.]]
26th Mar '18 1:00:27 PM ironballs16
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* The 2018 Russian election, in which Vladimir Putin won reelection by 75% of the vote, has two major examples caught by news agencies.
** [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]] obtained CCTV footage of poll-workers [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2018/mar/19/russian-election-footage-appears-to-show-vote-rigging-video allegedly stuffing the ballot boxes]] in the same manner as the page image.
** Meanwhile, Reuters reporters in the Russian town of Ust-Djeguta [[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-backstory-russiaelection/counting-votes-in-russias-presidential-election-idUSKBN1GY1BM recorded 17 different people casting multiple ballots]]. Russian officials seemed open [[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election-carousel-commission/russia-may-annul-election-results-at-two-polling-stations-officials-idUSKBN1GY2QY to nullifying the votes from those two stations in light of this news]], but only after the initial denial of "[[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election-carousel-insight/identical-twins-and-carousels-russias-fairground-election-idUSKBN1GX1TC They could be twins]]" from an election official.
23rd Feb '18 9:12:52 AM themisterfree
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** Also inverted once: When Homer's high school principal discovered that Homer won the election, he had Lenny and Carl hide the ballot box containing the actual amount of votes because he didn't want Homer to win. 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 accidental pregnancy.
** Homer was once elected king of the parade. Sideshow Bob attempts to warn Homer that he only won because someone (most likely Homer's assassin) stuffed the ballot box.

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** Also inverted once: When Homer's high school principal discovered that Homer won the class election, he had Lenny and Carl hide the ballot box containing the actual amount of votes because he didn't want Homer to win. 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, Class President, 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, schoolers, 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 though, since there would be no accidental pregnancy.
** Homer was once elected king of the parade. Sideshow Bob attempts to warn Homer that he only won because someone (most ([[ItMakesSenseInContext most likely Homer's assassin) assassin]]) stuffed the ballot box.


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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' provides the TropeImage, where after the incredibly-elderly Mayor Befufflefumpter died, it was a race between Grunkle Stan and Bud Gleeful (who of course was being manipulated by his son [[DiscOneFinalBoss Gideon]], who was imprisoned at the time). But thanks to Stan's long rapsheet, Gideon's plan being foiled by Stan, Dipper and Mabel, and ''neither'' candidate having filed the proper paperwork, [[RecurringExtra Tyler Cutebiker]] [[DarkHorseVictory ends up becoming mayor]].
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Randall stuffs his name into the ballot box for the "Principal for a Day" contest, and when the winner is announced he starts giving a speech. But as it transpires, Principal Prickly rigged it so ''[[TheLeader TJ]]'' would win, instead, much to everybody's shock.
18th Oct '17 1:00:45 AM Hylarn
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** Another factor in online voting is that it is easy to set up bots and scripts to vote for one entry over the other. Turning back to politics, this is why most real polling institutions in the United States do not conduct polls over the internet. On the flip side, during the 2016 campaign, many media networks ran polls on the opinion of Trump and Clinton's performances during the debates. When Trump was coming in at a lead as opposed to Clinton, many pro-Clinton media personalities dismissed this as Pro-Trump staff taking advantage of these problems in online polling to inflate his numbers. [[RealityEnsues They were then completely confused when Trump was elected President.]]

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** Another factor in online voting is that it is easy to set up bots and scripts to vote for one entry over the other. Turning back to politics, this is why most real polling institutions in the United States do not conduct polls over the internet. On the flip side, during the 2016 campaign, many media networks ran polls on the opinion of Trump and Clinton's performances during the debates. When Trump was coming in at a lead as opposed to Clinton, many pro-Clinton media personalities dismissed this as Pro-Trump staff taking advantage of these problems in online polling to inflate his numbers. [[RealityEnsues They were then completely confused when Trump was elected President.]]
4th Oct '17 9:19:44 AM thatother1dude
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** Also inverted once: When Homer's high school principal discovered that Homer won the election, he had Lenny and Carl hide the ballot box containing the actual amount of votes because he didn't want Homer to win. 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.
** Also, Homer once won for being king of the parade. Sideshow Bob attempts to warn Homer that he only won because someone (most likely Homer's assassin) stuffed the ballot box.

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** Also inverted once: When Homer's high school principal discovered that Homer won the election, he had Lenny and Carl hide the ballot box containing the actual amount of votes because he didn't want Homer to win. 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.accidental pregnancy.
** Also, Homer was once won for being elected king of the parade. Sideshow Bob attempts to warn Homer that he only won because someone (most likely Homer's assassin) stuffed the ballot box.
22nd Sep '17 9:13:38 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The short story [[http://www.johnjosephadams.com/the-living-dead/table-of-contents-2/death-and-suffrage-by-dale-bailey/ "Death and Suffrage"]] by Dale Bailey uses the aforementioned joke about voting in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} as the inspiration for its premise. It is about the dead -- specifically, victims of gun violence -- coming BackFromTheDead to vote for a Presidential candidate who supports far-reaching gun control measures, and with the story being set in Chicago, the obvious joke is made. (It was later adapted into the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Homecoming", albeit with an altered premise, the zombies now being fallen soldiers voting for an end to TheWarOnTerror.)
20th Aug '17 10:38:24 AM Odacon_Spy
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* An online vote for the best children's cartoon of 2013 had many worthy candidates, including Young Justice, Steven Universe, Gravity Falls and others. The general numbers for the voting were around 20-40 thousand each ... until you noticed ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'', which had in the region of 1.5 million. This was not helped by a) diehard bronies and b) older voters noticing that the site didn't stop you at one vote. One wonders if the site moderators noticed the disturbing discrepancy.

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* An online vote for the best children's cartoon of 2013 had many worthy candidates, including Young Justice, Steven Universe, Gravity Falls ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' and others. The general numbers for the voting were around 20-40 thousand each ... until you noticed ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', which had in the region of 1.5 million.''million''. This was not helped by a) diehard bronies and b) older voters noticing that the site didn't stop you at one vote. One wonders if the site moderators noticed the disturbing discrepancy.
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