Jim Thompson, Athens Banner Herald - Charles Darwin, the 19th-century naturalist who laid the foundations for evolutionary theory, received nearly 4,000 write-in votes in Athens-Clarke County in balloting for the 10th Congressional District seat retained Tuesday by five-year incumbent Republican Rep. Paul Broun.
A campaign asking voters to write-in Darwin’s name in the 10th
Congressional District, which includes half of Athens-Clarke County,
began after Broun, speaking at a sportsmen’s banquet at a Hartwell
church, called evolution and other areas of science “lies straight from
the pit of hell.”