Politics

The Most Racist Hashtag Of The 2012 Election

In the waning hours of the election, America's worst instincts raise their ugly head in the #VoteWhite hashtag.Thankfully, there don't appear to be that many participants.

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“@gordonbronson: Anyone using #votewhite: Kill yourself.” We can't. We're White. #niggersavages

“@gordonbronson: Anyone using #votewhite: Kill yourself.”

We can't. We're White.

#niggersavages-- HappyRebel1861

US Presidents and statesmen are on every piece of U.S. currency? So will Barack Obama be placed on food stamps? #VoteWhite

US Presidents and statesmen are on every piece of U.S. currency? So will Barack Obama be placed on food stamps? #VoteWhite-- The Funny Racistâ„¢

Asian for the Asians Africa for the Africans and White Countries for Everyone #VoteWhite

Asian for the Asians Africa for the Africans and White Countries for Everyone

#VoteWhite-- AryanLiving //:=)

No one is complaining about #VoteBlack but all the liberals are getting upset about #VoteWhite. Seriously? Don't try & call me racist.

No one is complaining about #VoteBlack but all the liberals are getting upset about #VoteWhite. Seriously? Don't try & call me racist.-- ®eagan

Its a good thing that everyone who says that Obama is a great leader knows his platform. #VoteWhite #VoteRomney

Its a good thing that everyone who says that Obama is a great leader knows his platform. #VoteWhite #VoteRomney-- Jack Padega

I'm not a racist or anything but #votewhite

I'm not a racist or anything but #votewhite-- Doug Flynn

Its a good thing that everyone who says that Obama is a great leader knows his platform. #VoteWhite #VoteRomney

Its a good thing that everyone who says that Obama is a great leader knows his platform. #VoteWhite #VoteRomney-- Jack Padega

If you're of age, make sure you get to the poles tomorrow and #VoteWhite

If you're of age, make sure you get to the poles tomorrow and #VoteWhite-- Joe Lo

BONUS: Two people hilariously mocking the #VoteWhite hashtag

Maybe all of the people tweeting this hashtag are Democrats from Pennsylvania? http://t.co/Vej3PZrC #VoteWhite #VoteBettyWhite #Literally

Maybe all of the people tweeting this hashtag are Democrats from Pennsylvania? http://t.co/Vej3PZrC #VoteWhite #VoteBettyWhite #Literally-- Khadijah M. Britton

I'm just going to assume that #VoteWhite is a collection of people that think Bryan Cranston should be president.

I'm just going to assume that #VoteWhite is a collection of people that think Bryan Cranston should be president.-- BoldSlugger

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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