Monday, November 9, 2009

Captain Kangaroo for City Council?

Or Ric Flair? Here's the list of write-in votes from Tuesday's election.

Click here for a spreadsheet, by races across Mecklenburg County.

A quick snapshot, by categories:
  • Fictional characters - Bugs Bunny (school board); Mickey Mouse (city council, Charlotte mayor, Matthews commissioner, school board); Alf (school board, Davidson mayor); Zorro (city council); Sponge Bob (city council).
  • Athletes and coaches - Brad Hoover (school board); Steve Smith (city council); Larry Brown (city council, school board); John Fox (city council); Bobby Lutz (city council).
  • Political statements - None of the above; U.S. Constitution; Someone who won't raise taxes.
  • Only in Charlotte - Ric Flair (city council); No Streetcar; Crisspy Shabazz (aspiring local actor - various offices); Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Mint Hill mayor).
Trust us, there are many more.
- Doug Miller

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

ever wonder if the good ol' Capt and Mr. Green Jeans...ever tripped the light fantastic?

Anonymous said...

why even go vote if you are going to abuse your rights like this.

Anonymous said...

I heard that the "Capt and Mr. Green Jeans" took off for New Hampshire as soon as they legalized gay marriages. Word is that they are living happy lives in a condo in the old Ashley High School in Gastonia. Fitting right in with the ultra liberal neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

For the voters to truly have a choice on Election Day, there should be 'None of the Above' choice on EVERY ballot.

Anonymous said...

i find it awesome someone put the Pope and Bishop Curlin...and your mom

Anonymous said...

It's not an abuse of rights. It's called choosing who you want to vote for -- just because the two major political parties decide that A and B will be their candidates does not mean we have to choose from those two choices.

Also, given all of the shenanigans regarding things like "undervotes", where some moron of an elections official might decide that since I voted Republican on everything else, I must have wanted to vote for Lassiter, it makes sense to write in some other name in order to make sure that there is no room for interpretation. I voted for MYSELF for mayor because I didn't want to vote for either of the two chuckleheads we were offered.

misteryamo said...

Touche! The REAL abuse of rights is what happens when we elect these self-serving morons into offices of an America you wished really existed. It's all a sham, so the only way (without weapons) you can protest and overturn a government that hijacked your rights long ago is to write-in votes. That's a real political statement!

toomuchgovernment said...

any of the above would be better than 'who' was actually elected....particularly, Susan Burgess and Fox!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I didn't put down my name. Mickey Mouse got more vote than I would've.

Anonymous said...

Its an insult to defame and libel Mr. Kangaroo and Mr Green Jeans not to mention Mr Mouse, PeeWee Herman or the others of their integrity and honor when compared to elected ones or their appointees. Those who mooch off the taxpayer dole as public servants or apppointees almost always seem too resemble human waste excrement with silver or forked tongues.

Anonymous said...

I agree that you should be able to vote for whoever you please. But to vote for a fictional character is an absolute abuse of your rights. Since these people do not take voting seriuos they should lose their rights.