Here’s who/what Cobb wanted instead of Abrams or Kemp for governor

Here’s a look at the mid-morning line to vote at the Noonday Baptist Church in Marietta.

Credit: Bob Andres

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Here’s a look at the mid-morning line to vote at the Noonday Baptist Church in Marietta.

Credit: Bob Andres

Credit: Bob Andres

Safe to say, this was an unusual election in Georgia.

But embedded in the race between Stacey Abrams, now-governor-elect Brian Kemp and Ted Metz were some more oddities: the people and things voters wrote in.

Cobb elections posted the list online Wednesday.

READ95 odd things Cobb's voters chose instead of Trump or Clinton

Actual write-in candidates:

• Bobby Waldrep (one vote)

• Bobby Williams (three voters)

• Larry Odom (no votes)

The others:

• "Benzoate ostylezene bicarbonate" (This is long for the character "B.O.B." The wiki page for the animated movie "Monsters vs. Aliens" describes him as a "blue one-eyed indestructible gelatinous mass that was spontaneously created in a laboratory when scientists injected a chemically-altered ranch dressing into a genetically-altered tomato." A change candidate, to be sure.)

• Brad Raffensberger (try again soon)

• Brian Snitker (skipper of the Atlanta Braves and and 2018 National League manager of the year)

• Carol Tome, (they might be talking about the CFO of The Home Depot)

• Colin Powell (retired four-star United States Army general and former U.S. Secretary of State)

• Daffy Duck

• George Porter Jr. (maybe the bassist from The Meters, or maybe someone else, but The Meters and he are so good it was worth mentioning)

• God

• “GODS CHIOCE” (We’d like to think God’s choice is for you to pay attention to spelling.)

• Hank Johnson (State Rep. for the 4th congressional district)

• Jason Carter (former state senator and Georgia gubernatorial candidate)

• Jesus/“My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”/”Yeshua”

• Jimmy Carter (former peanut farmer)

• Joe Maddon (skipper who lead the Chicago Cubs, and before them the Tampa Bay Rays, to the World Series)

• John Albers (State Senator for the 56th congressional district)

• John Galt ("Who is John Galt?")

• John Kasich (Governor of Ohio and former presidential candidate)

• John Lewis (U.S. Representative for the 5th congressional district)

• “JOHNNY ISACCS0N” (Maybe that’s the Xbox gamer tag of Cobb-living U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson?)

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• Judson Hill (former state senator)

• Leo Frank (A Jewish pencil factory superintendent who was lynched by a Cobb mob that broke him out of jail 1915, Frank is still an icon today.)

• Lindsey Tippins and “Lindsey Tippens” (The correct and incorrect, respectively, spelling for the State Senator of the 37th congressional district)

• Margaret Thatcher (former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

• “Me” (Surely your mother is very proud)

• Mickey Mouse and "Mickie Mouse" and "Miickkey Mouse" (How do you mess up the spelling?! There's a song and everything.)

• "Mohammad Ali" (Keep your guard up; it's "Muhammad")

• “NA” (Gotcha.)

• Nathan Deal (Current governor of Georgia)

• Neither (Yep, that’s implied.)

• Nether (So, really, “neither.”)

• "No Confidence" (Try this.)

• "No One" (Shoutout to Alicia Keys.)

• “None Of The Above”

• “Optimus Prime” (Leader of the Autobot in the “Transformers” franchise, certainly a social reformer.)

• Pat Sajak (host of “Wheel of Fortune”)

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• Rick Scott (Honestly, that vote may have counted in the Florida senatorial election, who knows?)

• Roy Barnes (Cobb resident and former governor of Georgia)

• “Rubio” (Seemingly, this refers to U.S. Senator from Florida and previous presidential candidate Marco Rubio)

• Ryan Gosling (bae)

• Sam Olens (A Cobb resident who left his role earlier this year as president of Kennesaw State University and was formerly the attorney general of Georgia)

• Sam Nunn (former United States Senator from Georgia)

• Stacey Evans (a bit too late for that)

• Thich Nhat Hanh (A Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist)

• William Shatner (Also acceptable: Captain James Tiberius Kirk, serial No. SC937-0176 CEC)

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