Dec 20, 2016 - Things to Do

Here’s who Charlotte wrote in for president

There’s something inherently interesting in the fact that when you’re voting, you can just write in whatever name you want to be considered for office. Sometimes it even works.

I requested the list of all write-in votes in Mecklenburg County for the presidential race.

I’ve excluded the numerous people who got one write-in vote. Several people appear to have voted for themselves, and even recruited a few friends to do so a well. One local portfolio manager appears to have accrued four votes for the presidency.

Here’s the full break-down of Mecklenburg County’s write-in votes:

Jill Stein (Green Party): 1,352

Bernie Sanders (Democratic candidate): 1,120

Evan McMullin (independent): 1,046

John Kasich (Republican candidate): 541

Paul Ryan (House speaker): 353

Mike Pence (Trump’s VP): 220

Mitt Romney (2012 Republican nominee): 166

Marco Rubio (Republican candidate): 131

Ted Cruz (Republican candidate): 70

Ben Carson (Republican candidate): 66

John McCain (2008 Republican nominee): 64

Jeb Bush (Republican candidate): 51

Darrell Castle (Constitution Party): 50

Rand Paul (Republican candidate): 35

Joe Biden (Vice President): 30

Condoleezza Rice (former Secretary of State under Bush): 20

Michael Bloomberg (billionaire, former NYC mayor): 20

Colin Powell (former Secretary of State under Bush): 19

God: 18

Michelle Obama (First Lady): 15

Ron Paul (2012 Republican candidate): 15

Benjamin Sasse (U.S. senator): 13

Nikki Haley (S.C. governor): 13

Lindsey Graham (U.S. representative from S.C.): 12

Mike Huckabee (2012 Republican candidate): 11

Vermin Supreme (performance artist): 11

Carly Fiorina (Republican candidate): 10

Mike Maturen (American Solidarity Party): 10

Theo Epstein (Chicago Cubs manager): 8

Scott Walker (Wisconsin governor): 7

Chris Christie (Republican candidate): 5

Harambe (deceased gorilla): 5

Monica Moorehead (Workers World Party): 5

Pat McCrory (N.C. governor): 5

Willie Nelson (country singer): 5

Bill Murray (actor): 4

Billy Graham (evangelist): 4

Franklin Graham (evangelist): 4

Cam Newton (Panthers quarterback): 4

Stephen Colbert (comedian): 4

Ralph Nader (former presidential candidate): 3

Tim Scott (U.S. senator from S.C.): 3

Casey Kimbrough (pastor of Charlotte’s Mount Carmel Baptist Church): 2

Chris Keniston (independent): 2

Warren Buffett (billionaire investor): 2


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