No, this is not a joke, April Fools Day is tomorrow. This is a real story. A guy dressed in full Darth Vader costume submitted the required paperwork and $250,000 deposit to register as a candidate, a day ahead of the deadline for the Ukraine Presidential Elections...
"After winning intra-party primaries by a landslide, comrade Vader will be our party's candidate," reads a translated statement from Dmitry Golubov, head of the Internet Party of Ukraine, on the party's website.
The Sith Lord could be running against as many as 14 others who have signed up; five of them have so far been registered by the election commission.
Golubov, an alleged cyber criminal, founded the IPU in 2009. It was recognized as an official party in 2010.
Vader received about 3% of the write-in vote in 2012 parliamentary elections, according to Russia-based RT news service.
Presidential elections are scheduled for May 25 in the troubled country thought to be under threat of a Russian invasion.
(via Mike Storr)
Thanks to Rebel Scum for the video.