Philly Primary Write-In Votes: Special 2020 Pandemic Edition

This year’s primary election was delayed in Pennsylvania, what with the novel coronavirus killing tens of thousands of Americans as people* try to make a political stand by not wearing masks.

What hasn’t changed is Philadelphians’ penchant for writing in votes on election day and — despite no longer being a journalist — my desire to see those votes and share them publicly.

So, with no further ado — courtesy of the county board of elections and City Commissioner’s Office — here are the highlights (which close out with a link to the full report at the bottom of the post):

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

DEMOCRATIC VOTERS (top write-in vote recipient was Elizabeth Warren with 1,122 of the 2,515 total votes, with other since departed candidates drawing substantially less support)

— Mickey Mouse (8)

Gritty (3)

— Mumia Abu Jamal, Oprah Winfrey (2)

— Brad Pitt, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Wayne, Carson Wentz,  Elmo, Elton John, Frank Rizzo, George Floyd, Howard Stern, Hulk Hogan, Joe Exotic, Joe Rogan, Killer Mike, Neil Diamond, The Philly Captain, Vermin Supreme (1)

REPUBLICAN VOTERS (Joe Biden with 262 of the 871 total votes, with other since departed candidates drawing substantially less support):

Mickey Mouse (8)

Gritty (3)

Baby Yoda (2)

Bart Simpson, Bella the Dachsund, Bugs Bunny, Colin Kaepernick, Dwayne (Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert) Camacho, Frank Rizzo, George Floyd, Harambe, James Mattis, John Oliver, Martin Sheen, Porky Pig, Vermin Supreme (1)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:

DEMOCRATS: (Philly DA Larry Krasner with 214 of 1,144)

Gritty (36)

— John Fetterman (9)

— Trump (8)

— Mumia Abu Jamal (4)

— Joel Embiid (3)

— Biden (3)

Kathleen Kane (3)

— Vermin Supreme (2)

Alex Holley, Asa Khalif, Barney, Bart Simpson, Bartman, Big Bird, Boaty McBoatface, Springsteen, Cookie Monster, Daryl Hall, David Bowie, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Frank Rizzo, General Grievous, George Floyd, Harambe, Josef Stalin, Mike Rotch, My Cat Squish, Orange Cassidy, Patti LaBelle, Philly Elmo, Reparations Black Lives Matter, Shirley Chisholm, Steve Buscemi, Trey Anastasio (1)

REPUBLICANS (Current AG was top vote-getter with 96 of 231):

— Bill Barr, Bugs Bunny, Connie Lingus, Daffy Duck, Fred McGuiggan, George Floyd, Gritty, Julie Ertz, Lionel Hutz, Superman (1)

 

AUDITOR GENERAL:

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank led the way with a combined 87 of 233 total votes)

Al Coholic (2)

— Boba Fett, Brett Mandell, Charles Barkley, Ed Balls, Frank Reynolds, Gritty, John Popper, Master Splinter, Obi Wan Kenobi, Porky Porcupine, Vermin Supreme (1)

REPUBLICANS (Nina Ahmad led with 63 of 200 total votes)

–Ebenezer Scrooge, George Floyd, Gritty, Hingle McCringleberry, Mae I Tutchem, Mickey Mouse (1)

STATE TREASURER:

DEMOCRATS (Void and Blank led the way with a combined 207 of 647)

Gritty (14)

— Vermin Supreme (2)

— AG Barr, Al Bundy, Alf, Assata Shakur, Ayn Rand, Barnie Rubble, Beyonce, Budd Dwyer, Carson Wentz, Daffy Duck, Don Tollefson, Donald Duck, Giselle Fetterman, Harambe, Iggy Pop, Jack Sparrow, John Wick, Kurt Vonnegut, Loki (the Cat), Mike Hunt, Oscar the Grouch, Peter Pan, Philly Jesus, Rich Uncle Pennybags, Scuds My Dead Cat, Seymour Butts, Vince Fumo, Von Hayes (1)

REPUBLICANS (Joe Torsella led with 70 of 167 total votes)

–Elmer Fudd, Gritty, Ivanka Trump, Ned Flanders, The Count (1)

 

2ND DISTRICT, CONGRESS:

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank led with 109 of 312)

— Salem Snow (20)

— Gritty (3)

— Mark Lamont Hill (2)

— AG Barr, Betty White, Joe Exotic, Rufus T. Firefly, Vermin Supreme (1)

REPUBLICANS (Void led with 27 of 103 total)

— Bob Sagat, Deez Nuts, Wilma Fingerdoo (1)

 

3RD DISTRICT, CONGRESS:

DEMOCRATS (Void and black with 184 of 654)

— Helen Gym (30)

Gritty (26)

— Mickey Mouse (8)

— Vermin Supreme (3)

— Elmo, Eugene V. Debs (2)

— Bette Midler, Captain Planet, Elon Musk, GG Allin, Garfield, Huey P. Newton, Joe Blow, Joel Embiid, Julius Erving, Milton Street, Reparations Black Lives Matter (1)

REPUBLICANS (U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans – D leads with 39 of 96)

— Brendan Boyle (4)

— Big Bird, Gritty, Julie Ertz (1)

5TH DISTRICT, CONGRESS:

DEMOCRAT (Void and black with 16 of 55)

— Budd Dwyer, Chaka Fattah, Gritty, Rocky Balboa

REPUBLICAN (Void with 11 of 19)

Jared Kushner (1)

 

1st DISTRICT, SENATOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

DEMOCRAT (Void and blank with 19 of 68)

— Gritty (2)

— Budd Dwyer, Jesse Waters (1)

REPUBLICAN (Blank with 38 of 243)

Erin Elmore, Gritty (2)

— Harambe, Mr. Trump (1)

 

3rd DISTRICT, SENATOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

DEMOCRATS (Blank and void with 73 of 147)

— Gritty (2)

— Milton Street (1)

 

5th DISTRICT, SENATOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

DEMOCRATS (Mike Doyle with 24 of 98 overall votes)

— Gritty (2)

— Carson Wentz, Huey P Newton (1)

REPUBLICANS (Blank with 83 of 215)

— Martina White (5)

BLM (1)

 

7th DISTRICT, SENATOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

DEMOCRATS (Blank and void with 45 of 110)

— Gritty (2)

— Batman, Bugs Bunny (1)

REPUBLICANS (Blank with 16 of 58)

Candace Owens, Joey Embiid, Sylvester Stallone (1)

 

170th DISTRICT, REP. GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

DEMOCRATS (Mike Doyle with 328 of 489 total)

— Martina White (21)

— Bart Simpson, Gritty (1)

 

173nd District, Rep. General Assembly:

REPUBLICANS (Blank with 10 of 38)

BLM (1)

 

174th District, Rep. General Assembly:

DEMOCRATS (Blank with 10 of 35)

Charlie Manuel, Gritty, Johnny Quest (1)

 

175th District, Rep. General Assembly:

DEMOCRATS:

— Bob A Booey, Howard Stern, Ricky Bubbles, Yoda (1)

 

177th District, Rep. General Assembly:

DEMOCRATS (Patty Pat Kozlowski leads with 54 of 81 total):

— Gritty (2)

REPUBLICANS (Patty Pat with 48 of 51 total)

 

181st District, Rep. General Assembly:

DEMOCRATS (Charlotte Greer with 9 of 60 total):

— Gritty (2)

— Nick Foles (1)

 

184th District, Rep. General Assembly:

DEMOCRATS:

Bill Hader (1)

 

186th District, Rep. General Assembly:

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank with 20 of 72)

— Gritty (3)

— Joe Exotic, Nick Foles (1)

REPUBLICANS (Jordan Harris with 6 of 27)

— Gritty (1)

 

190th District, Rep. General Assembly:

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank with 13 of 28):

—  Allen Iverson, Michael Coard (1)

 

195th District, Rep. General Assembly:

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank with 21 of 48):

—  Gritty (1)

REPUBLICANS (Void and blank with 3 of 25)

— Gritty (1)

 

 

Delegate to DNC/RNC (2nd District):

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank with 621 of 1,381)

— Ben Simmons, Carson Wentz, Cinderella, Claude Giroux, Darth Vader, Frank Rizzo, Gritty, John Stud, Melania Trump, Phillie Phanatic, Roger Stone, Rudy Giuliani (1)

REPUBLICANS (Void and blank with 66 of 171)

— Gritty, Jimmy Kimmel, Mark Furhman, Stephen Colbert (1)

Delegate to DNC/RNC (3rd District):

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank with 1,289 of 2,985)

— Gritty (20)

— Philly Phanatic (4)

Malcolm Jenkins (2)

— Steve Jeltz (2)

— Adam Joseph, Ariel, Bear the Corgi, Big Bird, Captain Hook, Chris Long, Darth Vader, E.T., Elsa, Flapjacks a Lobster, Franklin the Dog, Jack King, Latrice Bryant, Luke Skywalker, Maleficent, Mariah Carey, Picadilly Circus Cat, Pocahantas aka Liz Warren, Tony Montana, Tony Soprano, Ursula, Wiz Khalifa, Wonton Sop (1)

REPUBLICANS (Void and blank with 55 of 175)

— Joe Biden (2)

— Bradley Cooper, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Gritty, Julie Ertz, Sam Houston, Zach Ertz (1)

 

Delegate to DNC (5th District):

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank with 185 of 340)

— Donald J. Trump, John J. Dougherty, Lynne Abraham (2)

— Gritty (1)

 

Alt. Delegate to DNC/RNC (2nd District):

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank with 116 of 443)

— Biden (9)

— Trump (7)

— Gritty (2)

— Connor Barwin, Elvis Presley (1)

REPUBLICANS (Void and blank 58 of 151)

Ahmaud Arbery, Harry Ballsack, John Krasinski, Trayvon Martin (1)

 

Alt. Delegate to DNC/RNC (3rd District):

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank with 53 of 206)

— Biden (5)

— Trump (2)

— Baby Yoda, Gritty (1)

REPUBLICANS (Void and blank 41 of 141)

— Gritty (2)

— Mona Lisa, Sasquatch, Tina Fey, BLM (1)

 

Alt. Delegate to DNC/RNC (5th District):

DEMOCRATS (Void and blank with 30 of 97)

— Biden (3)

— Carson Wentz, Melania Trump (1)

 

LINK TO FULL REPORT:

WRITE-IN REPORT – FINAL

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