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.
Take a look:
Things Ohio did wrong in 2016:— ian (@ipmacdougall) November 9, 2016
Supposedly 14,000 people submitted the write in answer "Harambe" for this election. I need a source. I need proof this is real.— The Great Clement (@ClementJ64) November 9, 2016
Y'all really wasted a damn vote on Harambe and Hennessy!! I'm so disgusted with this country!— Meghan ✨ (@BrandiAnn_) November 9, 2016
11,000 votes went towards Harambe. Eleven. Thousand. Votes. Towards a deceased gorilla. This is America people, this is America.— GOATness🐐 (@KermickLamar) November 9, 2016
Over 11,000 people voted for Harambe. Harambe is a dead gorilla.— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) November 9, 2016
Those 11,000 votes would have saved our country. #ElectionNight