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Write-in candidates in Horry County included historical figures, cartoon characters and Jesus

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These real and fictional characters received write-in votes. They are, clockwise from top left: Adolf Hitler; Bernie Sanders; Beyonce; Jesus; Homer Simpson; and Bugs Bunny. (Source: AP Images) These real and fictional characters received write-in votes. They are, clockwise from top left: Adolf Hitler; Bernie Sanders; Beyonce; Jesus; Homer Simpson; and Bugs Bunny. (Source: AP Images)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Adolf Hitler as Horry County Auditor? He actually got one vote.

Have Batman lead the county sheriff’s office? One person thought the Caped Crusader was up to the job.

These are just some of the individuals, which included fictional characters and real-life folks, who got a few votes as write-in candidates in Horry County during the Nov. 8 election.

Mobile users, tap here to view a slideshow of some of the write-in candidates

According to information from the Horry County Voter Registration and Elections Office, approximately 5,736 write-in votes were cast in 39 local, state and federal contests.

The race for Horry County Board of Education Chairman, in which incumbent Joe Defeo ran unopposed, amassed the most with 880.

Some of the candidates voters wanted in that contest included Beyonce, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, music legend Cher, and “Platoon” and “Spider-Man” actor Willem Dafoe, whose last name is very similar to the Horry school board chairman.

One of the most popular names to appear as a write-in candidate was Jesus. Over 18 races, he garnered 40 votes. His biggest category was Horry County Sheriff, where six people wanted him for the office.

In the Buck Creek Watershed contest, some residents looked to the Three Stooges to do the job. Larry, Curly and Moe each racked up one vote each.

All the write-in votes are below. DISCLAIMER: There is some graphic language.

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