Almost everything's been coming up Taylor Swift this week: her best friend Lorde revealed the two have chowed down on Shake Shack, she discovered a new lipstick, and she's embraced her mistakes (and her tum tum). As if that wasn't enough, she was almost voted in as governor of NY.
Okay, that was perhaps a slight exaggeration: only two New Yorkers, of the 27% of NYC residents who bothered participating in Democracy this month, used their vote to write-in Swift. And as Bloomberg News points out, Swift wasn't alone among the gag vote. Here are some of the other notable write-in candidates, a strong mix of dead people, fictional people, actors, sports stars, musicians, current and former politicians, misspelled comedians, and karate experts:
Alfred E. Newman/Neuman (3), Anthony Weiner (6), "ARNOLD SWARTZENHAGER/SYLVESTER STALONE" (1), Beyonce Carter Knowles (1), Bill de Blasio (7), C. Montgomery Burns (1), Christopher Walken (2), Clark Kent (1), David Patterson (5), Derek Jeter (3), Ed Koch (4), Dr. Craig Spencer (2), Edward Snowden (2), "ELEANOR ROOSEVELT/FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT" (1), FDR (2), Francis Underwood (1), Gene Simmons (1), George Carlin (1), Hillary Clinton (6), Jason Kidd (1), Jimmy McMillan (15), Joan Didion (1), "John Stewart" (3), Kaci Hickox (6), "KACI HICKOX AND TAYLOR SWIFT" (1), Leslie Knope (1), Luke Skywalker (1), Malcolm X (1), Michael Bloomberg (29), Michael R. Bloomberg (14), Noam Chomsky (1), Peter Sellars (1), Phillip Hoffman (1), Pop Francis (1), Ray Kelly (1), Ray Rice (1), Rose Byrne (1), Roseanne Barr (1), Rudy/Rudolph Giuliani (6), Sarah Koenig (1), Stephen Colbert (4), Sterling Mallory Archer (1), Sue Simmons (2), Taylor Swift (2), "TINA FEY/AMY DOEHLER" (1).
And then there was Zephyr Teachout, whose properly-spelled name got 1,163 write-in votes; Zeohyr Teachout (2), Zepher Teachout (3), Zephr Teachout (4), Zephry Teachout (9), and of course, Zephyra Teachout (1).
You can see the full list below: