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Hello Kitty For President Hosts D.C.'s Last Great Election Party

Cookies, free booze and Biz Markie. Of course.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s fitting that after an election that has featured an empty chair, a Lindsey Lohan endorsement and the return of Rosanne Barr, that the last great party of election 2012 would held in DC, hosted by an adorable Japanese cat and featured a DJ set by the legendary Biz Markie.

For a city that is often divided along stark economic and race lines — as well as transplant versus natives — Saturday night’s Hello Kitty for President party was the perfect, random antidote for one of the most bitter campaigns in modern history.

They had a Hello Kitty for President-themed Claw game.

Like any good election party, there was tons of propaganda.

And it had a swag table, of course.

There were so many club kids decked out in their Hello Kitty best. So. Many.

Punks, Bros and politicos all getting along! Who says bipartisanship is dead?

John Stanton is a senior national correspondent for BuzzFeed News. In 2014, Stanton was a recipient of the National Press Foundation’s 2014 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress.

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