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The NYC Board of Elections has released last month's election results, and it seems quite a few write-in candidates got one vote:
In the race for state comptroller, perennial Disney candidate Mickey Mouse garnered a single vote, as did Derek Jeter.
In the race for governor, old favorites like Al Sharpton and Alton Maddox each got one vote, as did Pat Buchanan. Bloomberg received three votes in this race (he only got one in the comptroller race).
In the race for attorney general, Gene Russianoff and Herman Badillo each got a single vote. Buchanan again got one vote here, Bloomberg got three, and a "Rudy Guilliani" (sic) got a single vote, which can be added to the actual Rudolph Giuliani's tally of one vote, for a total of two votes. Mark Green got five votes, just one vote shy of Maddox's six votes in this race.
In the race for US senator, newly re-elected president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez got one vote, as did "NEED MORE INTEGRETY IRAQ WAS A BIG MISTAKE" and "NO ONE IN PARTICULAR" as well as Ted Kennedy, Maddox, Qeen Mother Mour (sic), former President Bill Clinton, Tweety, Daisy Duck, Miss Piggy, Pat Buchanan, and the former officeholder of this seat, deceased senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Humorist Penn Jillette got one vote, indicating that cartoon characters and puppets aren't the only funny candidates out there. Giuliani did quite well in this race, picking up several votes. A formerly unknown candidate named "NEITHER ASSHOLE" also received one vote. In sum, perennial Disney party candidate Mouse did not fare so well in this election year, perhaps underscoring that the electorate's general disgust with politics in 2006 trumped age-old political malaise.
derek jeter, hugo chavez, mickey mouse, rudy giuliani, ted kennedy
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Posted on 12/4/2006
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