20 Important Facts About Election Every Voter Should Know

11Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein used Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" as his campaign song in the 2002 election.


12New York Times

In 1996, the New York Times had the name of the winner in the elections as a clue and it worked regardless of the candidate.


13Charles D. B. King

In 1927, Charles D. B. King won the presidential election in Liberia when he got 234,000 votes against the opponents 9,000. There were 15,000 registered voters in Liberia at the time.


14Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses don't vote in any country, ever.


15Liechtenstein citizen

In order to become a Liechtenstein citizen, you must either be married to a Liechtenstein citizen for 3 years or live in the country for 3 years with a visa and have the entire country vote for whether or not you deserve citizenship, based on what you personally can add to the country.


16President election

The office of President of the US can be transferred to the Vice President if a majority of the cabinet votes that the sitting President is incapable of his duties. In theory, the cabinet could peacefully stage a coup and overthrow the president.


17Tiririca

In 2010, a Brazilian clown named Tiririca became the second-most-voted congressman in Brazil's history, with 1,348,295 votes. In his election campaign, he used slogans such as "What does a federal congressman do? I really don't know – but if you vote for me, I'll tell ya" and "It can't get any worse, vote Tiririca."


Latest FactRepublic Video:
32 Incredible Easter Eggs You Missed in Harry Potter Movies


18Maldives election

During the 2013 elections in the Maldives, a coconut was detained on the suspicion of 'vote-rigging' through the use of black magic. A magician was called in and established that the coconut was innocent.


19Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress voted against entering World War 1 in 1917, causing her to lose reelection in 1918. Elected again in 1940, she voted against entering World War 2 in 1941. Following the vote, she was forced to shelter in a phone booth while awaiting police escort.


20William McKinley

In the 1896 U.S. election, William McKinley won despite the fact that he campaigned from the front porch of his home in Ohio while his opponent traveled extensively by railway speaking at over 600 events.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here