On Thursday, the state of Alabama released the full tallies from its special U.S. Senate election earlier this month, in which Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore. And although every election in prone to wacky write-ins, this one, for reasons beyond our purview, was particularly loaded with bizarre ballots.

We sifted through the results to compile a partial list of famous people who were not running for the U.S. Senate but received votes in the election anyway. What we found was a treasure trove of actors, fictional characters and, perhaps most of all, football coaches. Everyone from Brent Favre to Deez Nuts to Beyonce to Harambe the gorilla.

Our list nowhere near exhaustive. There were all kinds of wacky votes, including ballots such as “a better choice” and “anyone else,” as well as the classic “not listed due to graphic language.” Those aren’t counted here (nor are the many tallies for dead presidents or the ample misspellings of the name Condoleezza Rice), but you’re welcome to wade through the county-by-county data yourself, right here.

Anyway, here are some of the surprising names who received write-in votes, along with their approximate totals.

  • Nick Saban — 397
  • Phil Robertson — 76
  • Charles Barkley — 38
  • Jesus Christ — 28
  • Tommy Tuberville — 14
  • Mickey Mouse — 12
  • Cam Ward — 9
  • Young Boozer — 5
  • Gus Malzahn — 5
  • Clint Eastwood — 3
  • Donald Duck — 3
  • Jimmy Buffett — 3
  • Bo Jackson — 3
  • Mel Brooks — 3
  • Alfred E. Newman — 2
  • Santa Claus — 2
  • Snoopy — 2
  • Noah Galloway — 2
  • Harambe — 2
  • Bugs Bunny — 2
  • Ron Swanson — 2
  • Beyonce — 1
  • Boo Radley — 1
  • Scooby Doo — 1
  • Jalen Hurts — 1
  • Paul Finebaum — 1
  • Roy Jones Jr. — 1
  • Bruce Wayne — 1
  • Peyton Manning — 1
  • Ted Nugent — 1
  • Vince Dooley — 1
  • Robert Redford — 1
  • Ben Affleck — 1
  • Tim Tebow — 1
  • Steve Harvey — 1
  • Vernon Davis — 1
  • Elmer Fudd — 1
  • Chuck Norris — 1
  • Jean Claude van Damme — 1
  • Colin McRae — 1
  • Kris Jenner — 1
  • Ellen DeGeneres — 1
  • Ralph Emmerson — 1
  • T.J. Watt — 1
  • Kirby Smart — 1
  • Roy Rogers — 1
  • Tim Gunn — 1
  • Billy Joel — 1
  • Hank Williams — 1
  • Deez Nuts — 1
  • Tom Selleck — 1
  • “Brent” Favre — 1
  • Dr. Taco Bell
  • Pepe Le Pew — 1
  • Snow White — 1
  • SpongeBob Squarepants — 1
  • Dave J. Matthews — 1
  • Ed Orgeron — 1
  • “John” Snow — 1
  • Matthew Berry — 1
  • Terry Francona — 1
  • Leroy Jenkins — 1
  • Randy Moss — 1

About Alex Putterman

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  • inku palios

    Also, Sarah Palin, Kylo Ren, Kid Rock, Vladimir Putin, Goofy, Homer Simpson, & Peter Griffin got a few votes as well.