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Did George W. Bush Really Vote for Barack Obama?

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Could it be real that the former Republican president voted for Barack Obama? Loads of blogs and news websites opened the flood gates to a story that tells that Bush voted for Obama accidentally. Read on for more.

Even though the story is not true, plenty got in an up roar over the article.

From the Daily Currant, a satirical news website, the story broke that former president George W. Bush voted for Barrack Obama. Almost immediately the internet was ablaze with shares and comments on this hilarious post. So what exactly sent the world wide web into a frenzy?

“Former U.S. president George W. Bushaccidentally voted for Barack Obama today 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.”

This is the meat of what the Daily Currant said about the fake story. Unfortunately, not everyone researches the source of every story they encounter on the internet. If they had they would have, they would have read where the website plainly states that they are not an actual, credible news source.

If the sentence next the website name within a Google search for the Daily Currant is not clue enough, what is found in their about section couldn’t be more clear. “The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media. It is accessible from over 190 countries worldwide – now including South Sudan. Our mission is to ridicule the timid ignorance which obstructs our progress, and promote intelligence – which presses forward.”

Pretty hilarious stuff though. The worlds shock and laughter at the expense of a once powerful man. Which makes the matter worse? The concept of the false story or that people believed it?

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