Write-In Vote for U.S. President, 2008

Some people have asked whether write-in votes are even counted. Indeed they are. We did some research and found some very interesting information about the write-in results from the 2008 election.

Although it took some time for the Federal Election Commission to publish their complete 2008 Official General Election Results for U.S. President, they eventually did make the complete results available. The write-in votes were even covered in a short article in The Hill, where we find a few tallies which include candidates fictional and ineligible alike:

Santa Claus:  9 votes
Bill Clinton: 19 votes
Donald Duck: 7 votes
Jesus: 5 votes
Mickey Mouse: 11 votes
Joe Plumber: 5 votes
Vermin Supreme: 43 votes

These numbers are very encouraging. We feel confident that in 2012, Aleister Crowley can easily beat all these write-in candidates for U.S. President combined.

In the above sample list, we note a lack of real-but-dead candidates. (Jesus doesn’t count as being a real dead person. As Aleister Crowley wrote, “The legend of ‘Christ’ is only a corruption and perversion of other legends. Especially of Dionysus: compare the account of Christ before Herod/Pilate in the gospels, and of Dionysus before Pentheus in ‘The Bacchae’.”) In 2010, however, we do find an example of a dead man winning the election for Mayor of Tracy City, Tennessee, as covered in this article in The Telegraph.

As mentioned in the recent AC2012 interview on the Dateline Zero podcast, we feel that any number of votes for Aleister Crowley will be noteworthy because of his reputation. Perhaps in 2013, The Hill will publish a headline reading:

Final 2012 Vote Tally in:
ALEISTER CROWLEY EDGES OUT JESUS!

Such a notice is sure to cause interest in the writings and political philosophy of Aleister Crowley to increase.

We believe that the most effective vote you can cast for U.S. President in 2012 is one for Aleister Crowley. Regardless of the obnoxious (yet entertaining) protestations of partisan voters who complain that those who write in a dead British occultist are “wasting their vote,” we contend that in these heady days of late capitalism and corporate manipulation of the masses, the only vote that really counts is the one which sends a message of true Liberty for each and every individual.

As soon as you group men, they lose their personalities. A parliament of the wisest and strongest men in the nation is liable to behave like a set of schoolboys, tearing up their desks and throwing their inkpots at each other. The only possibility of co-operation lies in discipline and autocracy, which men have sometimes established in the name of equal rights.

 

Aleister Crowley 2012: Sacrifice the Vote!

Aleister Crowley 2012: Sacrifice the Vote!

About ac2012

We realize that Aleister Crowley is dead. And British. And, moreover, not running for office. Nevertheless, we believe that the most effective vote you can cast in 2012 is one for Aleister Crowley. “The absolute rule of the state shall be a function of the absolute liberty of each individual will.”
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13 Responses to Write-In Vote for U.S. President, 2008

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  6. Josh Winiecki says:

    I’m behind this 100%! Who better to embody the will of the great men and women of this country then the greatest occult philosopher of the twentieth century?

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  8. Dear AC admin,
    Am I to assume that AC2012 is a little afraid, of not beating Vermin Supreme?
    Does the AC law of liberty exclude debate challenges from other candidates?

    Vote what thou wilt .
    VERMIN SUPREME 2012

    • ac2012 says:

      We are more than happy to meet your challenge, Mr. Supreme, in the spirit of “bring[ing] out saliently the differences between two points-of-view.”

      We have only just received your comments. Please see our response to your previous comment.

  9. I will accept your challenge.
    When you re-animate Mr. Crowley’s corpse,
    you be sure, and tell him,
    that I look forward to the debate.
    Vote what thou wilt .
    VERMIN SUPREME 2012. Suckers.

    • ac2012 says:

      Unfortunately Aleister Crowley’s promise is only to re-animate if he is elected.

      We would however be happy and honored to assign a campaign representative to conduct a debate with you via e-mail.

      We only ask that a reputable and disinterested third party be agreed upon to referee the debate.

      If this plan meets with your approval, we will be happy to proceed. Please use the email address aleister.crowley.2012@gmail.com for further correspondence.

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