So instead of voting for one of the presidential candidates, such as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or Gary Johnson, there were quite a few strange write in answers.
A week after Trump’s historic presidential election, a look at county elections records shows that thousands of people cast votes for candidates not on the ballot, not associated with politics, and in some cases, not even people. In Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton and DeKalb counties, the lists of write-in candidates that voters selected are long, and include a mix of fictional characters, superheroes, inanimate objects and several rappers. Kanye West, who has actually flirted with the idea of running for office in 2020, earned write-in votes in each of the four core metro Atlanta counties.
While some votes came in for Gumby or, “My dog,” the most interesting ones in Georgia are below by county:
- Bruce Lee The Legend
- Bozo the Clown
- Chipper Jones
- Jimmy Kimmel
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