Carlos Danger Got Two Votes For New York City Mayor

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner listens as another responds during a candidate forum on small business, in the Inwood section of the borough of Manhattan, in New York, Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
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Matt Berman
Sept. 28, 2013, 10:24 a.m.

The of­fi­cial New York City Demo­crat­ic may­or­al primary vote count is in. And two people wrote in An­thony Wein­er’s al­ter-ego.

Ac­cord­ing to the New York City Board of Elec­tions, two write-in votes for may­or went to “Car­los Danger,” the on­line name that An­thony Wein­er used for ex­pli­citly sexu­al con­ver­sa­tions with a wo­man after he had resigned from Con­gress.

For some con­text: Bill Clin­ton also re­ceived two write-in votes for may­or. Former New York City May­or Dav­id Dinkins re­ceived one vote. So did Noam Chom­sky and former may­or and air­port-name­sake Fiorello Henry La­Guardia, who has been dead since 1947.

Beat­ing out all those write-ins though? The vari­ous spellings for New York City’s cur­rent may­or: Mi­chael Bloomberg. He wound up with 5 write-in votes for the Demo­crat­ic nom­in­a­tion for may­or.

Bill de Bla­sio, the win­ner of the primary, wound up with an of­fi­cial, run-off proof total of 282,344 votes.


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