The first Democrat in 25 years was voted into the U.S. Senate in the state of Alabama. Doug Jones barely won over Republican Roy Moore who had numerous accusations of past sexual misconduct with teenage girls. Even with the shocking details of Moore's history coming into light, Jones narrowly squeaked out the win with a slim margin of 20,715 votes. Still, Alabama voters felt confident , or didn't care enough for the outcome, they were willing to waste their vote with a comedic write in name.
23,000 people, enough to have given the win to Moore, opted to write in such names as Jesus, Kermit the Frog , Vladimir Putin Bruce Wayne, and Tyler Perry. It seems shocking with all the controversy surrounding Moore's inappropriate sex scandals the race wasn't a complete landslide. It's even more shocking, knowing what a tight race it was turning out to be, that voters would be willing to take such an irresponsible risk.
Now that the election is over, we can all have a laugh over the funnier names but just don't waste your vote in the future!
Dr. Taco Bell? Jackson, My Dog? Your Mom? Jesus, Try the Real? Snow White? Somebody Else? Anyone Else? Different Republican? Decent Republican Candidate? These are *actual* write-ins by Alabama voters on #ALSen ballots, instead of voting @GDouglasJones or @MooreSenate. 🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/Ijj1BtIRZO— Erin Schrode (@ErinSchrode) December 29, 2017
One clear favorite was "Not Listed Due to Graphic Language."
Dang! I had a lot of money on "Not Listed Due to Graphic Language."— New Years Impeachment (@clandersen) December 28, 2017
I voted for his father in the 80s.
But "Your Mom" was a major disappointment.
1) It's weird to me that someone actually travels to a voting center, presumably waits in line, then writes in "Your Mom" on the ballot.— Rob Goldberg (@TheRobGoldberg) December 28, 2017
2) Just 45 votes for Nick Saban? Wonder how many he would've gotten if he didn't lose to Auburn just a few weeks earlier. https://t.co/ji9CrWGrwX
Still it's the south and Jesus was a serious contender.
⭐️ #News • Jesus edges out Mickey Mouse: The best write-ins from the Alabama Senate special election: Alabamians seemed to retain some levity during a bruising special election, as evidenced in their write-in selections. https://t.co/cnGAnIbhf8 pic.twitter.com/ZRMWu1Naik— Amel Benmann 🇩🇿 (@Amel_Benmann) December 29, 2017
But the clear favorite was Nick Saban head football coach at the University of Alabama.