The Write-In Candidates for NYC’s Mayoral Election are Amazing

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Early on in November New Yorkers hit the polls to vote for the mayor of New York City. That in itself isn’t out of the ordinary, but who people voted for is. 

Last week, the Board of Elections released the general election report and it was nothing short of hilarious. Several thousand votes were write-ins that ranged from the former mayor Michael Bloomberg (with 958 write-ins), to baseball player Aaron Judge and Broad City star Ilana Glazer. It seems that trolls have ventured out of the internet and (even though it’s a wasted vote) we couldn’t help but laugh at some of the hilarious characters we came across.

Of the most absurd votes were fictional characters such as Jon Snow, Tony Stark, Michael Myers (which would be terrifying), Howdy Doody (the puppet from a popular 1950’s television show), and of course Obi Wan Kenobi.

Here’s the list of a few of our personal favorite write-ins:

AARON JUDGE:  10

ALEC BALDWIN: 4

ALEXANDER HAMILTON: 1

BARACK OBAMA: 45

BARBARA STREISAND: 1

BART SIMPSON: 1

BETTE MIDLER : 2

BEYONCE: 5

BIG BIRD: 1

BILL MURRAY: 1

COLIN KAEPERNICK: 1

DAVID BOWIE: 1

DONALD DUCK: 1

ELI MANNING: 1

GEORGE CLOONEY: 1

HARRIET TUBMAN: 1

HILLARY CLINTON: 240

HOWDY DOODY: 1

ILANA GLAZER: 1

JOAN RIVERS: 1

JOE BIDEN: 4

JOHN OLIVER: 1

JON SNOW: 1

JON STEWART: 1

KEITH RICHARDS: 1

LADY GAGA: 1

LARRY DAVID: 1

MADONNA: 1

MICHAEL MYERS: 1

OBI WAN KENOBI: 1

PATTI SMITH: 1

RICK JAMES: 1

STEPHEN COLBERT: 7

TONY STARK: 1

TREVOR NOAH: 1

The rest of the list can be found here. Share some of your favorite write-ins with us!

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