Earlier this month, Doug Jones beat child molester Roy Moore in the election for the Alabama Senate seat. It was a historic win for Jones and one that was due mostly to black women showing up at the polls to cast their votes for him.
Obviously, not everyone voted for Doug Jones. Some chose to vote for Roy Moore (despite the fact that he had sexually abused multiple underage girls). And then there were people who didn't vote for Doug Jones or Roy Moore. For whatever reason, they chose to go a different route. A very different route, in some cases. Those are the votes we're discussing in today's story.
Doug Jones' win marked the first time a Democratic Senator has been elected in Alabama since 1992.
via: GettyDespite Donald Trump's endorsement of his child-molesting opponent, Jones managed to eke out a win — but it was a very close race. It was made even closer by the write-in votes for people (and other entities) who weren't even running. Luckily, since the good guy ended up winning, we can now look at those write-in votes and share a laugh.
On December 28, 2017, the official records of the Alabama Senate write-in votes were released to the public.
The write-in appendix is now available for #ALSen and it has some big names https://t.co/mYItJyucem https://t.co/FYJivbZC77— Decision Desk HQ (@Decision Desk HQ)1514499698.0
Here's a closer look at the list from one Alabama country:
via: TwitterThe top write-in candidate? "Blank." We're assuming that means at least 37 people drove to their polling place just to vote for nobody. That's a pretty bold move. Although it's not quite as bold as voting for "Mickey Mouse," as six separate people did. And it wouldn't be an election without some write-in votes for Jesus. The Lord managed to pull down a solid 11 votes for Himself.
via: TwitterOur favorite from this section of the list is the simple "Nope" right near the top. It takes an impressive combination of complete apathy and caring jus enough to vote "Nope." But the votes Snoopy and Snow White are also quite great.
Here are a few more:
via: Twitter209 people in this county voted for Luther Strange, who was running against Moore for the Republican ticket. Some people just couldn't let him go, apparently. But the highlight from this list is absolutely "Dr.Taco Bell." The votes shown here were considered ineligible and therefore didn't count for anyone. But there were a few write-ins that did count for something...
via: TwitterMost surprising on the "eligible write-ins" list is Nick Saban. He's the head coach of the Crimson Tide. He got a solid 45 votes in this particular county. Roll Tide...we guess?
A bunch of people have taken to Twitter to share their favorite names from the write-in lists.
@DecisionDeskHQ "Jackson, My Dog" seems likes he might be a good, loyal candidate. And kudos to the person who voted for "Your Mom"— Richard Zepfel (@Richard Zepfel)1514500565.0
Some are already planning on who they'll vote for next election.
Not Listed Due to Graphic Content 2020! https://t.co/C9mfw7QCoq— Dan Matthews (@Dan Matthews)1514502343.0
Others did some hilarious math:
@DecisionDeskHQ Jesus only got 5 more votes than Donald Duck. 😂— Violet Skyye (@Violet Skyye)1514509310.0
These are perhaps the most telling write-in votes, though:
"A Normal Republican, Please," "Decent Republican Candidate" and "Is This The Best We Can Do" might be my favorites… https://t.co/uOQF7xjtVe— Jessica Taylor (@Jessica Taylor)1514562479.0