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George Bush Accidentally Voted For Obama

Former U.S. president George W. Bush accidentally voted for Barack Obama at a polling place near his Crawford, TX home.

According to local reports, the two-term Republican was confused by the instructions on his electronic voting machine and mistakenly cast a ballot he intended to discard.

Witnesses say Bush argued with poll workers for several minutes afterwards in a effort to redo his vote, but in accordance with state law they ultimately denied his request.

The embarrassing incident may have gone unnoticed if it weren’t for a local newspaper reporter who happened to be voting in the next booth. Suzanna Everett, a politics correspondent for the Waco Times witnessed the entire ordeal and crafted a cunning scheme to make it public.

Left On Red

Barred by ethics rules from using knowledge gained within a polling station, Everett waited for Bush to leave the facility and ambushed him with a trick question designed to fool him into revealing the news himself:

“Mr. President Fox News is reporting that you’ve accidentally voted for Barack Obama. Would you care to comment?”

Thinking that his mistake had already been found out, Bush sought to minimize the damage:

“Yes unfortunately because of the incompetence of the folks who designed the ballot, my vote counted for the other guy,” Bush responded. He then attempted to explain exactly how the mishap occurred:

“First of all, everything was very mismaladjusted on the screen. You shouldn’t put the senators and the congress  people and the presidents all jumbled together like that. It’s too crowded. Just confuses folks.”

Bush then explained that after marking the wrong candidate, he sought to correct his error by clicking the red “Cast Ballot” button, thinking that it was designed to ‘cast away’ the ballot and bring up a fresh one:

“Usually red means stop and green means go. I thought I was stopping”

A New Legacy

Bush is no stranger to election day controversy, having been pushed into office himself by the Florida fiasco of 2000. In that election hundreds of votes intended for Democratic rivalAl Gore went to protest candidate Pat Buchanan instead due to poor ballot design.

In an official statement released shortly after the event, former President Bush said his experiences today have inspired him to make electoral reform the signature cause of his post-presidency:

“Laura and I will be dedicating the next few years to fixing our electoral system. Every American deserves a clear, simple ballot when they go to the polling place.”

However, the system Bush used has been deployed successfully around the country with little incident. A spokesperson for the company that manufactures the machines says they stand by their product:

“Until today we have never had a single instance of someone confusing the “cast ballot” button for a “cast away ballot” button. This is a problem unique to Mr. Bush, and we have no plans to change our machines.

Source: Sodahead

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45 Responses to George Bush Accidentally Voted For Obama

  1. Spinner87 Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    hehehehehehehehehehehe, kwena ba Bush anyway neshina line mpanga mpanga. a systen that he has and used to use when casting votes today mwise mutwebe ati iyo iyi system tayaba bwino. iyo bane kalipalwafye ka obama notuma policies kwati twa kwa H.E MCS twaliwama.
    the wind blows so softly!

  2. zonke Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Even if he had voted right, Obama would still have won. Thanks for the vote oga Bush.

  3. Banda t Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Bush is a comedian & his got lame excuses.I bet he will remember this one for the rest of his life.Very funny indeed.

  4. CALLED WISE Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    SIMILAR THING HAPPENED 2ME 379 HOURS AGO:INSTEAD OF MARRYIN MY GIRLFRIEND,I MARRIED HER GIRLFRIEND.
    JUST A JOKE!!! BA BUSH NA IMWE,
    WHY MAKING IT A. HEADLINE?YO VOTE COULDN’T KAVA DA 8 PERCENT MARGE BITWEEN RONEY-OBAMA N
    MITT-BARACK OR SHUD I SAY’BARACK-RONEY N MITT-OBAMA.

  5. Higher Taller Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Utulo! No wonder this man started a needless war with Iraq He is a blooming blunderbuss- absent minded all the time. And some Zambians think he is a god shielding him from arrest each time he visits Z atase!

  6. kalulete Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    SO WHAT ?

  7. najma Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    obama was destined to lead for 2 terms,no one could change that

  8. in a effort to redo Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    thats how slaves felt when workn in plantations,feel the bitterness George Bullsh!t

  9. James Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Very funny but even RB voted for Sata in last years elections.

  10. Me Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    So wat???

  11. Sido Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Shame 0n you

  12. Wanu Ngwee Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I had always wondered how Americans voted and led themselves into such a Bush. Like most ordinary Americans, even his knowledge of the world was so poor, yet American presidency is the most powerful job in the whole WORLD!His White House staff must really have had a field day laughing at his naivity when he was in office.But in this particular instance his hand just refused to go against God’s wish!!

  13. Abakonzi Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    And so what…..

  14. Bazamuka Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 5:08 am

    He was just following his conscious as it told him obama was miles ahead of romney in terms of reasoning, religion, race & character. Also he must be very dull as he is the only one who made this mistake-at least the only one whose mistake was publicised. ma rubbish bush.

  15. kapuli wa ng'ongo Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 5:28 am

    GEORGE. BUSH ACCIDENTALLY WAGED WAR AGAINST IRAQ BECA– USE HE MARKED A CROSS (X) IN THE BOX THINKING A CROSS IS CANCELLING!

  16. Only 1 Million Zambian Votes Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 6:24 am

    we also voted for sata accidentally, we wanted to vote for charles Milupi

  17. justiny barton Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 8:16 am

    He knew what he was doing,he just wanted to vote for Obama

  18. MWAMBA SOUTH AFRICA Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

    BARACK-Born African Raised American Completely Kenyan.OBAMA-Only Black African Managing Americans.
    Bush this is all i can tell you.

  19. john Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

    It happens Mr bush your desire is not God’s desire thank you for that vote you gave your enemy it means you have to love him and stand by his side.

  20. Mpangula Mputyu Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Ukwa to VOTE for HH !!!!!!

    he he he he he he

    And Kaseba voting for Suba!!!!

    He he he he

  21. The Jackal Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Bush is just shallow period! The same system ushered him into office and there has not been problems with it. Now he fumbles and wants it changed, come on Mr. President think again, you are probably getting old or maybe just need new spectacles!

  22. Chimbwi enyera Ingo Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Muzungu imbwa! Chalo ni chasu sebo afipa!

  23. Ba-fee-colour Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    “B” student was a compliment for this dude…

  24. Boza Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    This was satire that appeared on a well known US humour website. It did not happen, otherwise it would have been covered by reputable news outlets such as CNN, BBC, Sky, Aljezera etc.

  25. Alistoto Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I believe its exactly what had happened here in Zambia, Nevers, HH and Presido Banda voting for Presido Michael….. too bad for Bush.

  26. Talk Time Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Everyone Knows that Bush cant spell. Like Ukwa!!

  27. Obamaniac Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Wen know wat? Thats the work of God, he causes your enemy to favor u. You are next in line, your enemy ll make a mistake and promote u instead, in Jesus’ name.

  28. Obama Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Give Bush his Vote back and forget

  29. shakaz Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Ba George Bush, let me share with you a quick story. Two idiots were driving to the airport since they were flying out of the country. On approaching the airport there were two signs reading ‘ARRIVALS’ and ‘DEPARTURES’. The idiots chose to go to ‘ARRIVALS’ since they were ‘arriving’ at the airport!

  30. kencool Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Interesting technology beating the owners!!!!

  31. Soda head botatwe Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Hakainde Hichilema rightfully & equally voted for SATA….thats why he remains bitter…….

  32. Zed Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    …as dumb as Bush…

  33. Kaesha Reply

    November 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    When God commands even the devil obeys.

  34. King Julien Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Yes, I agree. Bush’s knowledge of the world was very shallow. At one time he asked Condoleza Rice this question,
    Bush:Cory, who is the President of China?”
    Rice: Hu ( meaning Hu Jintao)is the President of China Mr President.
    Bush: Am asking you who is the President of China?”
    Rice: “Hu is the President of China.”
    Bush: Cory, am not in the mood for jokes. I am asking you for the last time, who is the President of China?
    Rice: Oh I see. The President of China is called Hu Jintao Mr President.

    George Bush then laughed at himself for having failed to understand in the first place. Very dull chap.

  35. Wanu Ngwee Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Manja yako vogwilagwila yakugwilisa napesiwenzofuna eh yeye!!

  36. lemmy Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 8:47 am

    God works in ways we cannot understand. humanly speaking it was a mistake but in God’s eyes it was not. the divine hand helped him to vote.

  37. Red Brick Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Yaba!

  38. Red Brick Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Off course! What do you expect.

  39. NDIYO ZO PULAMA Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

    watasha boi george..game yachinja

  40. YMCM-G Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Remember this is the fool who says he likes Novels because sometimes they have nice photos

  41. Croc Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 9:38 am

    hehehehehe imwe bush is a comedian,he will always be.

  42. MPM Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

    ba bush thats quit interesting
    what do you want your fellow white skinned loser think about you? that you didn’t want to support yhe agreed imperialist stuff you had ealier plained? maybe try fishing cowboy

  43. mmm Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

    He jst wanted to vote for Obama, n ask for 4giveness from republicans! Bravo though.

  44. mercy Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    forgive Bush bcoz he is in the thicket of wild gaja bushes with a pipe!!

  45. killerbeing forever Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    i just love politicians, they brew storms in tea cups….lol

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