In the terrifying joke nation of North Korea, King Jong Un has won reelection with 100% of the vote because if you run against him, or even vote against him, you probably get fed to starving pigs. You laugh, but seriously, North Korea is Hell. Via USA Today:
With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong Un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100% turnout.
North Koreans went to the polls on Sunday to approve the new roster of deputies for the Supreme People’s Assembly, the country’s legislature. The vote, more a political ritual than an election by Western standards, is generally held once every five years.
Though results for the other seats in the assembly had not yet been announced, North Korea’s media quickly reported Kim had won in his district — located on the symbolic Mount Paekdu — without a single dissenting ballot.
Not one single dissenting ballot? It’s kind of hard to have one of those without a single opposing party to make the ballot confusing.
Voters in the election have no choice who to vote for — there is only one candidate’s name on the ballot for each district. Instead, they have the choice of voting yes or no, and according to official accounts virtually all choose yes. North Korea also typically puts turnout nationwide at over 99%.
Analysts will be closely watching to see if the deputies this time around reflect a generational change as Kim looks to solidify his power and replace older cadres with younger, more loyal ones.
A 99% turnout? Yeah, they kept that 1% out because even North Korea knows that making up a full turnout to vote is impossible. In America, you usually get a sticker after you vote, but in North Korea, you get to live, MAYBE. It’s pretty sad when we look at one of the most horrific circumstances going on in the world and make jokes about it. I wish North Korea had some kind of natural resource so America could bring them some freedom. Sadly, they don’t. Sorry, NK.
Via USA Today
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