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** Another candidate in the same election is [[TheEeyore Dolorous]] [[DeadpanSnarker Edd]] [[GallowsHumor Tollett.]] From his own comments it's quite probable he's only running to add some much-needed snark at the proceedings. This does earn him more than a few votes, though, even though he ultimately drops out to throw his support behind [[DarkHorseVictory Jon Snow.]]
--->'''Edd:''' "I just want to say to whoever is voting for me that I would certainly make an awful Lord Commander. But so would all these others."






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* An early mission in ''Bully'' involves Earnest, de-facto leader of the Nerd clique, running for class president, and hiring Jimmy (the protagonist) to protect him from being harassed while he gives a speech.

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* An early mission in ''Bully'' ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' involves Earnest, de-facto leader of the Nerd clique, running for class president, and hiring Jimmy (the protagonist) to protect him from being harassed while he gives a speech.




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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'', "Disfigured Debbie." The RagtagBunchOfMisfits run one of their own against the AlphaBitch. [[RealityEnsues She crushes Milo in a landslide]], then the whole school throws a grand celebration of her victory.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'', "Disfigured Debbie." The RagtagBunchOfMisfits run one of their own against the AlphaBitch. [[RealityEnsues She crushes Milo in a landslide]], then the whole school throws a grand celebration of her victory.victory - during which [[spoiler: Debbie falls into a wheat thresher]].


* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Timmy Turner runs for class president against popular kids Tad and Chad. He lampshades his status of being this when giving his speech to the students in a surprising MomentOfAwesome. One to where Tad and Chad had to bribe the rest of the student body with cake to try and win. This was their downfall as they all got sick and Timmy was the only person at school (besides the Principal, who is frosting-intolerant.) Cue President Timmy Turner.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Timmy Turner runs for class president against popular kids Tad and Chad. He lampshades his status of being this when giving his speech to the students in a surprising MomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. One to where Tad and Chad had to bribe the rest of the student body with cake to try and win. This was their downfall as they all got sick and Timmy was the only person at school (besides the Principal, who is frosting-intolerant.) Cue President Timmy Turner.


* ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' - A definitive Dork Horse Candidate is Pedro.

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** Examined in an another episode where Homer reveals he ran for student body president and lost. However, it's revealed that he lost because the principal got involved when he found some of the students were planning on voting on Homer to win as a joke. The latter half has a fascinating WhatIf were he didn't get involved and Homer wins. While Homer is initially laughed at, Lenny and Carl both lampshade that Homer still winning despite being... well Homer, actually cheer him on and get the whole crowd to do so. Homer actually benefits from being student body president, he still ends up with Marge and ends up a lot more successful in life (though without kids.)


* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' - Played with in the fact that Ned has to be forced to run and his attempts to ''not'' get elected backfire hilariously. His reasoning for not running is because he views the entire thing as a popularity contest and thus, not worth it. However, he's surprised to discover that at least one unpopular kid won the election... the ''woodshop teacher.'' His mainact was using car wash funds to get a new woodshop piece of equipment and was apparently well-received. After some motivation, he proceeds to go and get a good percentage of the votes. And yet, somehow, the weasel which is nominated every year as a joke [[CaligulasHorse ends up winning]]. [[LoopholeAbuse Probably due to the odd writing of the rules.]] Though the thing is that Ned is a pretty nice and liked guy.

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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' - Played with in the fact that CoolLoser Ned has to be forced to run and his attempts to ''not'' get elected backfire hilariously. His reasoning for not running is because he views the entire thing as a popularity contest and thus, not worth it. However, he's surprised to discover that at least one unpopular kid won the election... the ''woodshop teacher.'' His mainact main act as student president was using the car wash funds to get a new woodshop piece of equipment and was apparently well-received.well-received, still functioning to this day. After some motivation, he proceeds to go and get a good percentage of the votes. And yet, somehow, the weasel which is nominated every year as a joke [[CaligulasHorse ends up winning]]. [[LoopholeAbuse Probably due to the odd writing of the rules.]] Though rules, as the thing is that Ned is a pretty nice and liked guy.weasel ended up with most of the votes (as in the literal pile of votes).]]


* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Timmy Turner runs for class president against popular kids Tad and Chad. Timmy wins when every other kid in school is sick on election day, from eating the cake Tad and Chad had brought to buy their votes.
* Tucker running up againast JerkJock Dash Baxter in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Timmy Turner runs for class president against popular kids Tad and Chad. Timmy wins He lampshades his status of being this when every other kid in school is sick on election day, from eating giving his speech to the cake students in a surprising MomentOfAwesome. One to where Tad and Chad had brought to buy bribe the rest of the student body with cake to try and win. This was their votes.
downfall as they all got sick and Timmy was the only person at school (besides the Principal, who is frosting-intolerant.) Cue President Timmy Turner.
* Tucker running up againast JerkJock Dash Baxter in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. However, the fact not even his friends, Danny and Sam, took it seriously to help him, was a plot point as it gave him a bit of a resentment so an artifact would respond to him, giving a good amount of power.



* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', where Gretchen ([[TheSmartGuy the smart one]]) competes against Vince (the popular one) for Fourth Grade President. Gretchen wins by one vote - ''Vince's.'' Of course, there's also the fact that Gretchen and Vince are good friends and Vince is a nice guy in general.

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', where Gretchen ([[TheSmartGuy the smart one]]) competes against Vince (the popular one) for Fourth Grade President. Gretchen wins by one vote - ''Vince's.'' Of course, there's also the fact that While Vince is a LovableJock, he voted for Gretchen and Vince because he figured she was the better candidate. Furthermore, the trope is downplayed since the two are good friends and Vince is a nice guy in general.NiceGuy.


* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' - Played with in the fact that Ned has to be forced to run and his attempts to ''not'' get elected backfire hilariously. His reasoning for not running is because he views the entire thing asa popular contest not worth it. He changes his mind when he discovers someone who was unpopular and such becoming president - the ''woodshop teacher.'' After some motivation, he proceeds to go and get a good percentage of the votes. And yet, somehow, the weasel which is nominated every year as a joke [[CaligulasHorse ends up winning]].

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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' - Played with in the fact that Ned has to be forced to run and his attempts to ''not'' get elected backfire hilariously. His reasoning for not running is because he views the entire thing asa popular as a popularity contest and thus, not worth it. He changes his mind when he discovers someone who was However, he's surprised to discover that at least one unpopular and such becoming president - kid won the election... the ''woodshop teacher.'' His mainact was using car wash funds to get a new woodshop piece of equipment and was apparently well-received. After some motivation, he proceeds to go and get a good percentage of the votes. And yet, somehow, the weasel which is nominated every year as a joke [[CaligulasHorse ends up winning]]. [[LoopholeAbuse Probably due to the odd writing of the rules.]] Though the thing is that Ned is a pretty nice and liked guy.



* Tucker running up JerkJock Dash Baxter in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.

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* Tucker running up againast JerkJock Dash Baxter in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.


* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' - Fuzzy Lumpkins yelling "shut up" at the campaigning Mayor -- and then going on to win despite lazing off back at his house as he usually does.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' - Fuzzy Lumpkins yelling "shut up" at the campaigning Mayor -- and then going on to win despite lazing off back at his house as he usually does. [[RealityEnsues He then proceeds to run the town down to the ground because he's self-centered and doesn't care to rule.]]



* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', where Gretchen ([[TheSmartGuy the smart one]]) competes against Vince (the popular one) for Fourth Grade President. Gretchen wins by one vote - Vince's. The twist? Vince and Gretchen are actually good friends.

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', where Gretchen ([[TheSmartGuy the smart one]]) competes against Vince (the popular one) for Fourth Grade President. Gretchen wins by one vote - Vince's. The twist? Vince and ''Vince's.'' Of course, there's also the fact that Gretchen and Vince are actually good friends.friends and Vince is a nice guy in general.


* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', in the "Meanwhile in the Dimension of Pain" guest stories, the demons of said dimension hold an election to choose a new Demon Lord after Lord Horribus is banished. His scheming little brother Terribus runs for office, and his only opponent is the resident idiot Reakk. The demons are unenthusiastic about voting for either. In the end, [[spoiler: Terribus wins through a GenreSavvy BatmanGambit.]] The election is held by tearing wings off butterflies, but the butterflies all manage to fly into a beam of light that [[GoodHurtsEvil burns the demons]]. [[spoiler: Terribus arranges for Reakk to end up briefly in the beam and retrieve a butterfly, allowing him to cast the only vote, because he knows Reakk is such an idiot he will accidentally tear off the wrong wing and vote for Terribus.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', in the "Meanwhile in the Dimension of Pain" guest stories, the demons of said dimension hold an election to choose a new Demon Lord after Lord Horribus is banished. His scheming little brother Terribus runs for office, and his only opponent is the resident idiot Reakk. The demons are unenthusiastic about voting for either. In the end, [[spoiler: Terribus wins through a GenreSavvy BatmanGambit.]] The election is held by tearing wings off butterflies, but the butterflies all manage to fly into a beam of light that [[GoodHurtsEvil burns the demons]]. [[spoiler: Terribus arranges for Reakk to end up briefly in the beam and retrieve a butterfly, allowing him to cast the only vote, because he knows Reakk is such an idiot he will accidentally tear off the wrong wing and vote for Terribus.]]


* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' - Played with in the fact that Ned has to be forced to run and his attempts to ''not'' get elected backfire hilariously. They end up getting him a fair percentage of the votes. And yet, somehow, the weasel which is nominated every year as a joke [[CaligulasHorse ends up winning]].

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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' - Played with in the fact that Ned has to be forced to run and his attempts to ''not'' get elected backfire hilariously. They end up getting him His reasoning for not running is because he views the entire thing asa popular contest not worth it. He changes his mind when he discovers someone who was unpopular and such becoming president - the ''woodshop teacher.'' After some motivation, he proceeds to go and get a fair good percentage of the votes. And yet, somehow, the weasel which is nominated every year as a joke [[CaligulasHorse ends up winning]].


* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' - Frankie Bloo runs against Mr. Herriman . He was obviously not suited for the position as President of the house.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' - Frankie - Bloo runs against Mr. Herriman . Herriman and Frankie for house president. He was obviously not suited for the position as President of the house.house and basically ended up helping Mr. Herriman mudsling against Frankie. Despite this, she still won.


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