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Borowitz writes: "Surprisingly high turnout among smart voters in Kentucky on Tuesday has left Senator Rand Paul 'terrified and shattered,' one of Paul's aides has revealed."

Sen. Rand Paul. (photo: Andrew Harrer/Getty)
Sen. Rand Paul. (photo: Andrew Harrer/Getty)

High Turnout of Smart Voters in Kentucky Terrifies Rand Paul

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

06 November 19


The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."

urprisingly high turnout among smart voters in Kentucky on Tuesday has left Senator Rand Paul “terrified and shattered,” one of Paul’s aides has revealed.

As the election returns came in Tuesday night, it became clear that intelligent voters, who had never played a prominent role in any of Senator Paul’s electoral contests, were making their feelings known in unprecedented numbers.

“What we were seeing was huge participation by voters who apparently both consume and comprehend verifiable facts,” the senator’s aide said. “As far as Rand Paul is concerned, this is the doomsday scenario.”

As the night wore on, the aide said, Paul stared at the Kentucky election returns on TV in a near-catatonic state, finally moaning, “Where are all of these smart people coming from, damn it?”

The aide cautioned that it remains to be seen whether the heavy turnout of sentient Kentucky voters is a one-off fluke, but, if it turns out to be a lasting trend, “Rand Paul is going to have to find a dumber state.” your social media marketing partner
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