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Did Thousands Of Americans Vote For A Dead Gorilla? by Nobody: 4:55am On Nov 10, 2016
As the dust settles on the news that Donald Trump hasbeaten Hillary Clinton to win the US presidency, BBC Trending takes a look at some of the more quirky social media trends that emerged with the election results.

* The Harambe mandate

Many social media users reacted with disbelief to tweets that were flying around suggesting that more than 10,000 people had voted - not for Trump or Clinton - but for a dead gorilla. What?

Yes, Harambe the 17-year-old Western lowland silverback gorilla who was shot and killed earlier this year after a child fell into his enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo, is said to have received thousands of 'write-in votes', an American electoral anomaly whereby you canactually vote for someone not on the ballot paper.

Whether or not those reports are actually true, and whether or not the votes could really have impacted on the results of the election, plenty of people felt pretty angry.

Re: Did Thousands Of Americans Vote For A Dead Gorilla? by Nobody: 4:58am On Nov 10, 2016
American vibe. Land of the 'freest'. Osibanjo, note this for our new colonial master.
Re: Did Thousands Of Americans Vote For A Dead Gorilla? by jiinxed: 5:08am On Nov 10, 2016
Let's hope it just a prank.

This election has shown that it is indeed okay to be a bully, a racist and women love being held by their pvssies grin
Re: Did Thousands Of Americans Vote For A Dead Gorilla? by Nobody: 6:33am On Nov 10, 2016
Trump triumph over Killary

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