How exactly would Wile E. Coyote or SpongeBob SquarePants represent their constituents in Congress if they had garnered enough write-in votes to best the official candidates? And who would run it better—Jesus Christ or Yeezy?Those were just a few of the write-in choices made by voters in the recent midterm elections.
The Virginia Department of Elections received almost 6,000 write-in votes for congressional seats, along with write-in votes for local seats. Election results were scheduled to be certified
The two districts which received the most congressional write-in votes were the 11th and 7th districts, with 852 and 647 write-in votes, respectively. Virginia’s 1st District, which includes Gloucester and Mathews counties, had the least write-in votes with slightly fewer than 300.
Capital News Service filed 12 government records requests to review the write-in responses in the 11th and 7th districts. Half of the localities provided the information free of charge. Greene Count...
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