A village in northern Colombia is holding its own version of the U.S. presidential election, four years after Barack Obama swept the unauthorized election with a staggering 94.8% of the votes.
According to newspaper El Tiempo, the lone polling station opened at 7AM and will be open until 5:30PM.
The mock elections in Turbaco, a predominantly Afrocolombian village, culminate years of Obama madness stirred up by the town’s former mayor.
“We know that Obama is worried over there because in all states things with Republican Mitt Romney are tight, but Turbaco tells him to relax, we will bring him the decisive victory,” former Mayor Silvio Carrasquilla told El Tiempo.
During the 2008 election campaign, Carrasquilla was responsible for creating the first ever, albeit unofficial, U.S. election in Colombia. He even built an unofficial Democratic Party campaign center in his town.
From the improvized campaign headquarters, Carrasquilla called on locals to vote for Obama, who subsequently beat Republican John McCain handily.
The inauguration of the United States’ first black president was reason enough for the town to throw a massive party.
Prior to Obama’s visit to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas in April, Turbaco organized a massive donkeyback ride to showcase the overwhelming fanbase the U.S. President possesses in the tiny Caribbean town. They even offered Obama one of the town’s baby donkeys, aptly named “Demo”, as a gift.
While the President and his entourage did not visit the town or accept Demo, Obama did send a thank you note.
Since August, Turbaco — which has no campaign manager or headquarters for Mitt Romney — has campaigned for Obama’s reelection. Demo has slid in nicely as the campaign’s mascot.
To make absolutely sure Romney loses the village’s unoffical vote, the makeshift Obama campaign has promised fireworks and a block party if the current U.S. president wins the Turbaco vote.