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Tally of Literary Figure Write-in Candidate Votes

"In election news, James Bond received an unprecedented 23% of the popular vote."
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The idea is twofold:

1- Allow people a fun way to protest a ballot full of horrible candidates by writing in a fictional character who embodies their values and...

2- Give future candidates a message as to what kind of leader we might want in the future.

If Ghandi is getting 80% of the write in votes, well ok, there's a message the candidates might glean from that. If however the number one write in candidate for the sixth election in a row is Dirty Harry, well, there's a message in that as well.

To clarify, the idea is to monitor ALL write in votes including those specifying imaginary people and to encourage those who like none of the above to have some fun and get a message about their values to future leaders.

doctorremulac3, Nov 08 2016

Joke http://www.merriam-...com/dictionary/joke
[doctorremulac3, Nov 09 2016]


       James Bond - only 23%?? What sort of people are you?!
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 08 2016

       If Dirty Harry gets more than 6 votes, the probable message is to move.   

       Bond regularly performs driving infractions and I've never seen him so much as pay a parking ticket.   

       What kind of message is 'Mickey Mouse?' That we need more joy and levity in politics?
RayfordSteele, Nov 08 2016

       See? These are real metrics here. You can learn a lot about a group of people by which fictional character they'd choose as their leader.   

       Of course the voter could opt out of the whole exercise by writing in candidates like "I.C. Wiener" or "Ivanna Tinkle", but then their vote would be wasted on somebody stupid that wouldn't be able to give them anything they promised. Ahem.
doctorremulac3, Nov 08 2016

       "For Yoda, vote ! "
8th of 7, Nov 08 2016

       Yea, I'm down with Yoda. Wants peace but knows when it's time to kick ass. Good one.   

       Spock would be mine I guess. Him or Kirk. I guess if you can write in the VP it'd be a Kirk / Spock ticket.
doctorremulac3, Nov 08 2016

       Kirk/Spock would be OK. Picard/Riker ... maybe not so much.
8th of 7, Nov 08 2016

       I'd vote for Q.
the porpoise, Nov 08 2016

       Q: one of the trickier, more elusive letters of the alphabet.   

       Myself, I'd vote for E, a letter for the common man, versatile, often silent but effective.
Sgt Teacup, Nov 08 2016

       Vote Ümlaut..   

       What's not to like about the Elder Futhark and the Pforzen buckle?
not_morrison_rm, Nov 08 2016

       I.C. Weiner
4and20, Nov 09 2016

       Women abusing, disrespectful, racist retard 55% - oh wait - that just actually happened :-( :-( :-(
xenzag, Nov 09 2016

       For ourselves, we are happy to welcome your new orange-faced overlord.
8th of 7, Nov 09 2016

       Eh, Gandhi wasn't a fictional character. Where's El Pedanto when you need him most?
calum, Nov 09 2016

       wasn't it a she?
po, Nov 09 2016

       //For ourselves, we are happy to welcome your new orange-faced overlord.//   

       And I for one would like to remind him that as a trusted and beloved internet personality, I can be helpful in rounding up other humans to toil in his underground work camps.   

       //Eh, Gandhi wasn't a fictional character... // <--- Eh, this is known as a joke. See link.
doctorremulac3, Nov 09 2016

       Went to uni with a chap called Gandy.
not_morrison_rm, Nov 09 2016

       //<--- Eh, this is known as a joke. See link//
Good joke, I lolled
calum, Nov 09 2016

       probably to something even worse.
RayfordSteele, Nov 09 2016

       Does Robin Hood count as fictional or real?
Vernon, Nov 09 2016

8th of 7, Nov 09 2016

       [8th of 7], I sort-of thought that might be the answer (real dude, fictional/exaggerated exploits). So, if this Idea is about picking a write-in candidate because of fictional exploits, then Robin Hood might sometimes be a good choice for some voters. And on the same basis, Arthur Pendragon might be another good choice.
Vernon, Nov 10 2016

       //Went to uni with a chap called Gandy//   

       So did I. What was your Gandy's first name?
pertinax, Aug 15 2019


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