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Charlie Sheen, Clark Kent Among Write-In Votes In Cranford

In addition to the official ballot that voters were given during the general election, residents included write-in votes ranging from celebrities and cartoon characters to former presidents.

Charlie Sheen may not have been on the official ballot during last week's general election, but at least one Cranford resident felt the "winning" actor deserved to be a write-in candidate for the Board of Education race. Must be the tiger blood.

Sheen, along with Superman's alter ego Clark Kent and 1800s French political economist Frederic Bastiat, were also among those who received write-in votes for seats on the school board during the Nov. 6 election. At least one person thought Gov. Chris Christie would be an asset to the school board as well. New Jersey's governor wasn't only nominated for the school board, but residents who weren't happy with Mitt Romney or Pres. Barack Obama added his name to the presidential race, along with George Washington.

Not to leave out the cartoon world, one resident added Charlie Brown as a write-in for president. He was joined by Ron Paula and Hillary Clinton.

The following is a list of the write-in votes provided by the Cranford Township Clerk's office that were added to the Nov. 6 general election ballot:

President: Ron Paul, Gary Null, Hillary Clinton, Joseph Lifrieri, Robert F. Schmatz III, Charlie Brown, Chris Christie, George Washington.

Board of Education: Clark Ken, Charlie Sheen, Chris Christie, Frederic Bastiat, James Sheerin, Jennfer McCarthy, Eileen Foster, Jill Brovn, Yevgeniya Martynova, Frank Savino, Keith Donahue, Jeff Comer, Joseph Esmerado, Jack McCorkell, Mary Venditti, Frank Williams, John Baer, Daniel Kopf, Robert F. Schmatz III and Barack Obama.

Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders: Sebastian D'Elia.

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Andy Jacksonian November 14, 2012 at 07:36 AM
Who is the idiot that authorized the release of voters' information? That is clearly out-of-bounds information for sharing much less publishing.
Monk November 14, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Andy, I don't see where any voter information was released, just the names of the write-in candidates. What if Charlie Sheen, as a write-in candidte, was actually elected to the Cranford BOE? Wouldn't we have to be informed?
Toniann Antonelli November 14, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Andy - the names of write-ins are public information.
john hohson November 15, 2012 at 12:26 AM
There were no contested positions for BOE (3 candidates/3positions) so it didn't matter how anyone voted
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