The 2016 US election was an interesting one, with many Americans divided over who to vote for. Some decided to write-in their votes for someone who wasn’t on the ballot sheet, and surprisingly Batman received a lot of votes!
Osceola News-Gazette, a newspaper in Florida, said that 1,261 voters wrote-in their choice, with Batman and Mickey Mouse receiving the bulk of those votes.
“We usually have a wider range of super heroes. This year we only had Batman. In year’s past, Captain America and Iron Man were favorites,” said Amber Smith, the community relations coordinator for the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections office.
Meanwhile, 1,695 write-in votes were cast in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Of them, both Batman and Bruce Wayne were voted for.
Those are just reports from two of the 50 states. I’m sure there were a lot more votes for Batman across the country.