Fun with Write-Ins (AL Senate Race Edition)

Via the NYTWrite-In Results From Alabama Senate Race Are In. And They’re Downright Weird.

What do Robert E. Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants, Nick Saban, Jesus Christ and George C. Wallace have in common?

They, like Roy Moore, will not be the next Senator from the state of Alabama.  (And, really, if JC can take the hint, Moore should stop trying to involve God in the whole mess).

Voters did not always rely on the creativity of Walt Disney or the stars of “Looney Tunes.” In Madison County, which includes Huntsville and is the states’s third most populous, voters had plenty of their own proposals for senator.

“A Better Choice” won a vote. “A Normal Republican, Please” got another. “Someone with Integrity” picked up a vote, as did “Robocall.” “Neither” managed four votes — the same tally that “No One,” “None,” “Nope” and “Not These Two” pulled together combined.

The public will have to guess about the “winners” of three Madison County votes that were “not listed due to graphic language.”

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2017, Quick Takes, US Politics
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Mister Bluster says:

    No votes for Chad? Wasn’t he hanging around the polling place?

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:

    The Ghost of Stonewall Jackson did well from what I hear.