Julian Assange has failed dismally in his bid to get elected in Australia.
Assange, who is currently living in a renovated loo in the Venezuelan embassy in London, is trying to avoid being extradited to Sweden to face questioning about alleged sex offences.
Strangely Aussie voters were underwhelmed by Assange’s winning personality and comedy electioneering and he failed to get enough votes to get a seat in the Victorian senate.
As an indication of how badly he did, the Wikileaks Party has little more than one percent of the vote, ironically trailing behind the “Australian Sex Party”.
According to Business Insider, he lost out to the rather obscure special interest party the “Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party” which is like losing to Tarquin Fin-tim-lim-bim-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F’tang-F’tang-Olè-Biscuitbarrel of the Silly Party.
Assange’s election campaign was a cock-up from start to finish. Not only did he run a series of unfunny adverts where he actually tried to do a Justin Beiber to John Farnam’s the Voice, he also put right wing nutjobs on its voting ticket.
The move seriously hurt the party’s credibility with its more left wing base. A number of campaign staff resigned over the move, which was later admitted as a mistake.