Michael Jackson Ahead in Mexican Protest Vote

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Following last Sunday's election, Mexico's Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE, the Federal Electoral Institute), has found that Michael Jackson was the top write-in candidate, according to Mexico's Reforma.

Noticias 24 explains that write-in votes nullify the ballots. Blank ballots, which are considered a protest vote against political parties, are also null.

The IFE estimates that a total 1,839,971 votes were null. In Mexico City, the estimate is close to 10 percent of the total ballots.

Jacko was ahead of Jimmy Neutron, Batman, and Mexican wrestler Rey Misterio, probably because of the news coverage on his demise.

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