The South Carolina primary for Republican candidates yielded interesting results Saturday night as Herman Cain, the man who isn't even running for president anymore, came in fifth place on the ballot with over two times as many votes as Rick Perry.
Stephen Colbert recently gave the "Colbert Bump" to Herman Cain, a man he says is pretty much exactly like him. On Friday, Colbert and Cain got together for a rally called the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-Olina Primary Rally" that drew thousands in an effort to draw votes for Cain; Cain dropped out of the race last year, but his name is still on the ballot. "I want you to vote for Herman Cain, because Herman Cain is me!" Colbert said.
While the bump was not enough to defeat the front runners, it was enough to get 1% of the votes, an estimated 6,500. Rick Perry, who came behind him and just above "Other" came in with about 2,500.
Colbert has a history of poking fun at the system through example, and this is only his latest move. He has created very real TV ads using a Super PAC he created, which have created confusion as some voters opted to write in a fictional "Rick Parry." Colbert was unable to put his name on the South Carolina ballot before the deadline, so he has teamed up with Cain, and is once again creating an amusing stir.
The actual winner of the primary was Newt Gingrich, getting 40% of the votes.
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