Former Republican candidate Romney waves goodbye to his former right-wing companions. -CBN
Story by Alex Blakley | (email@example.com)
As citizens swarmed to the polls this morning to cast their votes, many were confused about what they found on their ballots.
“Romney was listed as a Democrat too,” Bloomington resident Mitch Wang said. “There was no Republican candidate to vote for.”
A spokeswoman for Romney’s campaign explained the change.
“Mitt had noticed a great outpouring of support for Obama these last few weeks,” spokeswoman Ellen Thomas said. “After analyzing several polls, we concluded the nation seemed to be leaning slightly to the left this year, so Mitt decided we should try running as Democrats to see if that might help energize the constituency.”
Romney said the decision was made easier by his love of the color blue.
“As a Democrat, I should be able to introduce more blue into my outfits,” the former Republican candidate said. “That will definitely add an extra twinkle in my eyes, which could be huge when it comes to election results.”
With the party switch, Republicans will hope to capture the electoral votes of traditionally Democratic-leaning states such as Minnesota, Pennsylvania and California.
“The big one out on the west coast — that’d be pretty cool to get,” Romney said.
Democratic voters have struggled to adapt to Romney’s strategy so far, as the swap has forced many to question their own political associations.
“I thought I was a Democrat,” political pundit Rachel Maddow said. “Wait, was I? But I thought I was against Romney? Maybe I was Republican.”
According to early exit polls, many voters are struggling to remember which candidate they voted for, which could make this election a complete toss up.
“I think I voted for Johnson,” Wang said. “Ah, dammit!”