Weeks after the highly controversial 2016 election came to an end with Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by a wide margin but Donald Trump winning the electoral college by a “Yuge” margin deeds of foul play are being touted by both parties. We’ve heard it all from Russian interference to voter suppression, but now a new controversy has bubbled to the surface. Numerous millennials posting from the old PC nestled in their parents basements are claiming their votes were not counted. Who is the culprit you may ask? A popular meme floated through the ether in the weeks leading up to the election that encouraged voters to “Vote by text” and apparently numerous people fell for it.
This revelation was discovered at the end of a billing cycle when thousands of parents across the country noticed a spike in data charges on their monthly family plans, due to the fact that their children were attempting to participate in a democracy where standard data rates do not apply. Not only did their votes not count but they now have an inordinate amount of chores to complete and a highly restrictive curfew.