ALABAMA—In the highly contentious special election for the vacant Alabama senator seat Tuesday, Democrat Doug Jones narrowly edged out Republican Roy Moore in the contest, while surprisingly popular mystery write-in candidate “Come Sweet Death” received a full 15% of the vote, the nation’s media reported Wednesday.
“It seems that a significant chunk of voters simply scrawled ‘Come Sweet Death’ across their ballots, rather than cast a vote for an extremely pro-abortion Democrat or a credibly accused pedophile,” a commentator at AL.com said Wednesday. “Many ballots were soaked in tears or even rent in two like some kind of priestly garment.”
Political pundits claim they’ve never seen a grassroots movement supporting a write-in candidate quite as widespread as the one behind this mystery “Come Sweet Death” candidate, although the phrase was scribbled across a significant number of ballots in the 2016 presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
At publishing time, pollsters had confirmed that other write-in candidates like “Release Me From This Prison,” “Die Steve Bannon,” and “Come Quickly, Lord” had also received scattered support throughout the state.