Friday, November 18, 2016
There Were More Than 36,000 Write-In Votes Cast in Ohio for This Election
By Eric Sandy
on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 10:54 AM
" write-in candidates.
John Glenn and Urban Meyer were "favorites" among the write-in set this year, according to the Columbus Dispatch
. Reports that the late Cincinnati Zoo gorilla Harambe was raking in the write-in votes have gone unconfirmed.
Even Gov. John Kasich chose this route: He wrote in Sen. John McCain's name on his ballot. And Sen. Rob Portman wrote in Gov. Mike Pence's name
in the top-of-the-ticket presidential slot.
To make this news even more interesting, though, consider than the 2012 presidential election saw only 37 write-in votes here in Ohio.
Hard to say what the big difference was this year.
A new Associated Press report confirms more than 20,000 "uncertified" write-in votes cast in Ohio during the Nov. 8 presidential election. That's on top of the 16,000 votes cast for "