Optimus Prime, Harry Potter Among Write-In Votes for Texas Governor
Unsatisfied with the options for Texas governor last month, one voter opted to write in a candidate he or she thought was better suited for the state’s top job — Optimus Prime.
The Texas Secretary of State’s Office on Monday affirmed Republican Greg Abbott as the winner with more than 59 percent of the votes.
The only write-in votes counted were those for Sarah Pavitt of Austin. The Dallas Morning News reports that she was the only authorized write-in candidate.
But that didn’t matter to more than 1,000 Texas residents who still jotted down a mix of former politicians, celebrities, cartoons and historical figures for Texas governor. Among those written down were Chuck Norris, Jesus Christ, Pope Francis, Stephen Colbert, Harry Potter and Homer Simpson.