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   Local paper publishes list of write-in votes. Come for the "Publix sandwich", stay for the "bag of rocks"

11 Nov 2012 03:19 PM   |   9114 clicks   |   Athens Banner Herald
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Sim Tree    [TotalFark]  
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All I got was a bag of rocks.

11 Nov 2012 03:07 PM
brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  
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11 Nov 2012 03:14 PM
SevenizGud     
That shiat doesn't fly in Oklahoma. We report a grand total of the top two vote-getters and the rest can hang. Like God intended.

11 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
kxs401    [TotalFark]  
I just scrawled a crudely-drawn penis on my ballot.

11 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
GoldDude     
Easy Entry in Politics:

1. Legally change your name to "None of the Above".
2. Enter candidacy, and work to ensure you are listed last on the ballot.
3. Welcome to your new job!

11 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
meteorite     
I voted for Master Chief.

11 Nov 2012 03:27 PM
Painter Lady     
"Burning Bag of Dog shiat" was also one of the write-ins. Oddly, Beer wasn't.

11 Nov 2012 03:29 PM
Hagbardr     
Slab Bulkhead

11 Nov 2012 03:31 PM
Kumana Wanalaia     

kxs401: I just scrawled a crudely-drawn penis on my ballot.


before they took away the curtains, you could trace it

11 Nov 2012 03:32 PM
NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!     
List fails without Wee......well, this is fark, you know who.

11 Nov 2012 03:33 PM
js34603     
Surely I am not the only one who wrote their own name in for something.

/I'm assuming I am not the new Waste Management Coordinator for my county since my wife voted for the other guy

11 Nov 2012 03:36 PM
Matrix Flavored Wasabi     
To be fair, Publix sandwiches are awesome

11 Nov 2012 03:37 PM
jimmyego    [TotalFark]  
To be fair, Publix makes fantastic wraps and sandwiches, however I am unsure about sandwich foreign policy, and thus wrote Queen Elizabeth II as usual.

11 Nov 2012 03:37 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: To be fair, Publix sandwiches are awesome


Chicken tender sub ftw

11 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
Galt42     
So "secret ballot" is just a figure of speech now I guess.

11 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
From the article: And, perhaps most interestingly, "Bacon" got a handful of write-in votes in Athens, possibly from voters concerned, one way or another, about pork-barrel spending.

Well, truly, what CAN'T bacon do?


Hagbardr: Slab Bulkhead


My write-in vote was for BOB JOHNSON!

/no, wait...

11 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
StoPPeRmobile     

GoldDude: Easy Entry in Politics:

1. Legally change your name to "None of the Above".
2. Enter candidacy, and work to ensure you are listed last on the ballot.
3. Welcome to your new job!


You should talk to Richard Pryor about that.

11 Nov 2012 03:51 PM
Now I Is!     

Hagbardr: Slab Bulkhead


Big McLargehuge

11 Nov 2012 03:52 PM
LograyX    [TotalFark]  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: From the article: And, perhaps most interestingly, "Bacon" got a handful of write-in votes in Athens, possibly from voters concerned, one way or another, about pork-barrel spending.

Well, truly, what CAN'T bacon do?

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11 Nov 2012 03:53 PM
sporkme    [TotalFark]  
Bob Loblaw

11 Nov 2012 03:57 PM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     

Galt42: So "secret ballot" is just a figure of speech now I guess.


I don't think "secret ballot" ever referred to the people for whom the votes were cast. Otherwise, the results of every election would be "none of your goddamned business."

11 Nov 2012 03:58 PM
davidphogan     
I wrote in a deceased friend against an unopposed judge, just cause he used to like getting write-in votes for any old office. I didn't think of being creative.

11 Nov 2012 03:59 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

LograyX: rlv.zcache.com


Hah!


Now I Is!: Hagbardr: Slab Bulkhead

Big McLargehuge


Who would, in turn, appoint Buff Drinklots as the head of the ATF.

11 Nov 2012 04:00 PM
Quantumbunny     

sporkme: Bob Loblaw


Do you follow his law blog?

11 Nov 2012 04:02 PM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     
I voted for the ticket of Chargrilled Hamburger Sandwich and French-Fried Potatoes.

11 Nov 2012 04:10 PM
cybrwzrd     
I vote for Sasha Grey whenever there is an incumbent without competition for a position. Sadly she never wins.

11 Nov 2012 04:13 PM
BiffDangler     

SevenizGud: That shiat doesn't fly in Oklahoma. We report a grand total of the top two vote-getters and the rest can hang. Like God intended.


4 years ago I asked the guy running the polls at my district in Oklahoma City if I could do a write in.

He responded with what? A write in candidate. He said, "i've never heard of that, where do they do that, Cuba"?

I didn't say anything. What can you say to that level of stupidity?

11 Nov 2012 04:14 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: I voted for the ticket of Chargrilled Hamburger Sandwich and French-Fried Potatoes.


You know as well as I do that you can't hold a chargrilled hamburger sandwich and French-fried potatoes garnish with nuclear arms.

11 Nov 2012 04:18 PM
jalora     
This year? Same as every other year since I turned 18. A write-in vote for "Michael Stipe's Penis".

11 Nov 2012 04:19 PM
Silly Jesus     

BiffDangler: SevenizGud: That shiat doesn't fly in Oklahoma. We report a grand total of the top two vote-getters and the rest can hang. Like God intended.

4 years ago I asked the guy running the polls at my district in Oklahoma City if I could do a write in.

He responded with what? A write in candidate. He said, "i've never heard of that, where do they do that, Cuba"?

I didn't say anything. What can you say to that level of stupidity?


"Here, have yourself a ballot and vote on my future. Wouldn't want to disenfranchise any imbeciles."

11 Nov 2012 04:23 PM
armyguy35     
I wrote in the same name I did in '96: Jello Biafra

11 Nov 2012 04:24 PM
McManus_brothers     
I'd vote for a Publix sub over quite a few candidates in the recent election. Specifically, the turkey cranberry sub. Jesus Mary and Joseph, that sub is good.

11 Nov 2012 04:25 PM
Wyalt Derp     

kxs401: I just scrawled a crudely-drawn penis on my ballot.


That was counted as a vote for Romney.

11 Nov 2012 04:39 PM
Keys dude     
To be fair, Publix subs at the deli counter do rock. And so do the Publix rotisserie chickens.

11 Nov 2012 04:40 PM
elvindeath     
I could see "Pedobear" winning an election fairly easily.

11 Nov 2012 04:47 PM
Buggar     
I vote Not Sure for president.

11 Nov 2012 05:03 PM
dahmers love zombie    [TotalFark]  

Buggar: I vote Not Sure for president.


Why waste your vote? Hector Elizondo Mountain Dew Camacho is the man to beat.

/he's got electrolytes

11 Nov 2012 05:13 PM
Nick Nostril     
To be fair, I voted Turd Sandwich rather than Publix sandwich. Wouldn't you know it, Douchenozzle won.

11 Nov 2012 05:15 PM
ZombiesYall     
Oh Athens, you're so farking quirky.

11 Nov 2012 05:21 PM
LockeOak     
In the Bill Cowsert race I voted for Cow Billsert.

/really

11 Nov 2012 05:22 PM
HairBolus     
FTFA: :"The only legitimate write-in candidate in the race - Georgia law requires write-in candidates to publish notice of their intent to run as a write-in in a general-circulation newspaper"

I did not know that in some places you have to register as a write-in in order for votes for you to be counted. (Other places count any write-ins while yet others don't allow write-ins).

Bill Nees, who appears derptastic, is a certified writein for President in 43 states and explains the rules here to have your write-ins counted, state by state.

I wonder if anybody notable, such as Sarah Palin, has made the effort to be a certified write-in and where once could find a list of all such people.

.

11 Nov 2012 05:26 PM
toetag     
This is the first election, ever, that I haven't voted for "Alfed E. Newman". poop in one hand, poop in the other, we aren't really given any real choice. one poop really scared me this year though.

/tired of the one party system that we have.

11 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
I am pleased and somewhat impressed to see Charles Darwin won over 4,000 votes. Good show!

Of course, his real wins come when the damn-fool politicians who get elected get down to work, thus generating a steady stream of Darwin Awards.

11 Nov 2012 05:35 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

cybrwzrd: I vote for Sasha Grey whenever there is an incumbent without competition for a position. Sadly she never wins.


you really think she'd actually look attractive wearing fancy political clothes and lipstick?

not like connie mack, my fav lipstick wearer

11 Nov 2012 05:40 PM
ladyfortuna     
There was one spot on our local stuff I didn't actually vote for since it was the same guy in three spaces with no challenger. I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to write in Cthulu for that one.

11 Nov 2012 05:47 PM
KulkulkanX     
What, no Aleister Crowley? I am diappoint :(

11 Nov 2012 05:50 PM
Krymson Tyde     
I received 2 votes for Georgia's 53rd District State Senator.

Sadly my write in campaign could not overcome the GOP establishment's good ol' boy.

11 Nov 2012 06:05 PM
machoprogrammer     
I wrote in Hulk Hogan / Ric Flair

11 Nov 2012 06:10 PM
RottenEggs    [TotalFark]  
Some of those are even better choices . Real change for sure .

11 Nov 2012 06:12 PM
Karac     

machoprogrammer: I wrote in Hulk Hogan / Ric Flair


My first presidential election was 2000, and I didn't care much for Bush or Gore. So I wrote in Jesse Ventura.
In my defense, he was a fairly popular 3rd party governor then, and had yet to descent into his batshiat insane conspiracy theorist phase.

11 Nov 2012 06:30 PM
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