Harambe for President? Twitter claims 11,000 voters picked the gorilla over Trump & Clinton

Blassy Boben @BBlessy | Updated on: 9 November 2016, 18:23 IST
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The US Presidential Election may have dominated headlines for months now. But for a select few, the complex voting process remains a joke.

Amid the Twitter meltdown that ensued after news of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leading by a clear margin, one particular name seemed to pop up over and over again on the microblogging site.

If Twitter buzz is to be believed, around 11,000 people voted for Harambe in the 8 November 2016 US Presidential polls.

In what seems to be the umpteenth time since his death in May this year, the 17-year-old male western lowland gorilla, who was killed at Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year, found his name being dragged into yet another Twitter storm.

While the reports are yet to be confirmed, the rumours sparked a flurry of reactions. While some Twitterati outraged about how voting for Harambe was an insult to democracy, others took a dig at the US elections as a whole.

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