I’m finally just getting to this, since it took way too long for the city to get online. But, may I please take a moment of your time to draw your attention to the New York City Board of Elections’ certified results for the 2010 election of Kings County’s 53rd Assembly Member?
The Democratic front-runner was a well-documented sleazeball named Vito Lopez. His district? Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a pretty obvious Democratic stronghold, so of course, despite all of the corruption surrounding his reign (of which also entails his adventures as Brooklyn’s Democratic Party boss), he was easily elected. And yet, a few people voiced their dissent with their own write-in votes:
- Alec Baldwin
- Anyone Else
- Ernest Hemingway
- Jennifer Lopez
- Jon Stewart
- Lincoln Restler (Sorry: Wrong election, but right idea.)
- Mickey Mouse
I was one of these write-in ballots, though I went a slightly different direction: While not a resident of Kings County, he is still - far more than Vito Lopez, certainly - a viable candidate for office in Brooklyn, or any borough. God Save the Boss.