The suggested candidates ranged from fictional characters (Mickey Mouse) to famous politicians (Sarah Palin) to criminals (Bernie Madoff). There was also the occasional mystery candidate -- who is “good ole’ Treefrogs Johnson?”
In the realm of fictional characters, there was one clear write-in winner in Purcellville – Mickey Mouse. The Disney mainstay received 96 votes.
That may be due in part to automated phone calls generated out of North Carolina at the request of an unknown individual. The calls urged Purcellville voters to write in Mickey Mouse for the mayoral seat against incumbent Bob Lazaro, who ran unopposed, Dianna Price, secretary of Loudoun County’s Electoral Board told the Times.
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