In most other counties, ballots will be sealed until March 29. But because elections are almost fully digital in Jackson County, Election Commission Chairman Danny Glaskox was able to print the write-in results for the Sun Herald on Wednesday.
In the GOP presidential race, Bernie Sanders got a vote, as did Hillary Clinton (or in one instance, “Hillery Climton.” “Need Better Selectio” was written in by someone who apparently needed more room to write. “Stone Cold Steve Aus(tin)” didn’t quite fit either.
Clearly, some voters were having too much fun on the Republican side, where Palazzo was unopposed.
“My Dog” got one write in, as did “A Blind Monkey” and Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame.
Various incarnations of “Anybody Else” were written in.
Barney Fife got a single vote to match his single bullet. Bozo the Clown got a couple. Batman and The Hulk tied among superheroes. People obviously thought state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who flirted with running, should have run.
Biloxi Councilman Robert Deming, who dropped out at the last minute, got votes.
Elvis and Eminem received one each. And former Rep. Gene Taylor, who lost to Palazzo in 2010 and 2014, got a bunch. Jimmy Buffet got one, to go along with his Pascagoula bridge. Then there was one for Ted Nuggent (Nugent) who probably tacks to the right of Palazzo.