We all do it. But we don’t tell anyone about it.
A candidate who received a total of zero votes in a recent UK local election has demanded a recount.
He knows he got at least one vote. He is absolutely, completely, one hundred percent certain.
Because he voted for himself.
Paul Dennis, a train conductor who ran as the member for the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition in the Rainham North electorate in Kent, is also really pretty sure his wife and father voted for him.
“I was gutted to be honest,” Dennis told The Mirror about the result. “It was a bit humiliating, especially at work.”
Dennis went on to call the result “obviously wrong”.