And there were/are a LOT of idiots that voted. Definition of an idiot: someone that continues to think or do something even though you teach and show them that it is wrong.
I once worked at a company that had an individual politic his way into a supervisory position (even after that all the management, other supervisors, inspectors, and co-workers still came to me). I have been a supervisor, manager, trainer/instructor, and senior technician (so many different kinds of titles, lol), I worked with him, helping him as I could because he was honest and said he had never been a supervisor.
After discovering to many different kinds of faulty maintenance that he had done, and kept doing, I eventually went, talked, and got him fired. Cont: