Will the 12 people who live in Romney, Texas actually vote for Romney?

Laura Byrne | Contributor

It’s no surprise the latest poll shows Romney up almost 20 points in Texas considering it’s the home of Romney, Texas, population 12 — a town coincidentally named after the Republican nominee.

But it looks like someone in Romney will not be voting for their namesake: Someone spray painted the highway sign for Romney with “OBAMA”.

The town Romney was at its prime 80 years ago when a whopping 20 people lived there and there were not only one, but two, general stores.

This is not the first time a Texas town accidentally endorsed a presidential candidate. There’s also a Kilgore, Texas, population 12, 975 (slightly larger than Romney, Texas) that inadvertently advocated killing Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, possibly in an effort make way for then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush to move into the White House.

Speaking of D.C., over 7,000 people live in Whitehouse, Texas. And in case Elmo wants to join Big Bird in the fight for Sesame Street, Elmo, Texas is also on the map.

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