For some, the idea of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump becoming President is the scariest thing they can imagine. Naturally, another of the scariest things you can imagine is throwing it’s name into the election ring as well: Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King’s It.
Election signs have begun showing up all over Bangor, Maine asking voters to consider electing Pennywise, the creepy clown portrayed by Tim Curry in the mini-series and Bill Skarsgård in the upcoming movie adaptation. The signs asks residents to “Vote Pennywise” and include a picture of the Tim Curry version with his very creepy, very toothy smile.
The signs don’t specifically say which office Pennywise is running for but are you going to NOT vote him into all of them? He knows if you don’t. And he’ll find you and terrorize you. Not unlike many of the actual human beings running for elected office.
Bangor is the ideal spot for the signs since it’s the home of Stephen King himself. Sure enough, the master of horror found one while walking his dog recently.
Molly, aka the Thing of Evil, after believing Donald Trump was the CANDIDATE of evil, switches her allegiance to someone even worse. pic.twitter.com/ZkvrfPffE5
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 2, 2016
He wasn’t the only person to notice the signs around town.
Signs are popping up around Bangor, Maine, advertising the campaign of Pennywise, the creepy clown from Stephen King’s 1986 novel "It." pic.twitter.com/Aioh0SHVwV
— HenrySantoro (@HenrySantoro) November 4, 2016
Only in Bangor would there be a campaign sign for one of Stephen King's scariest characters – Pennywise the clown – from his book "IT." pic.twitter.com/MSVE5qUwGq
— Nok-Noi Ricker (@NokNoiBDN) November 2, 2016
Look, it’s your vote and you can do whatever you want with it. Just make sure that, if on your way to the voting booth, you see a paper boat floating on the side of the street about to fall down a gutter, do not check it out. Let the boat go. Trust us.