Excellent! Fictional cartoon millionaire Charles Montgomery Burns scored the most write-in votes for mayor of New York, collecting 25, according to Board of Elections data.
But that obviously wasn't enough for victory. D’oh!
The Springfield mogul from "The Simpsons" was just one of the silly write-ins New Yorkers proposed for mayor. City residents cast votes for the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, radio host Howard Stern, Mickey Mouse and even Sleeping Beauty.
"In an electorate of millions of people, there will be a few who will use it as a form of personal expression," a Hunter College political science professor, Andrew Polsky, told the Daily News.
Close to 300 votes in last month’s election were write-ins, just a small fraction of the 1.1 million votes cast. Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees was the only athlete on the list, but he declined to comment when the News asked whether he will have a political future or whether he wrote in his own name.
Former presidents won some votes. Honest Abe Lincoln received a write-in from a Queens resident, and three other voters selected former President Bill Clinton.
Some voters wanted to give former mayors a second chance. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani collected 10 votes, while David Dinkins and Ed Koch each received one.
"I was a good mayor, and some people remember that," Koch told the paper, insisting he wasn’t the person who wrote in his name.
City Councilman Dan Garodnick, D-Manhattan, also swears that he and his mother did not write in his name. Four people did despite his obscurity.
"We don't know where these votes came from," Garodnick's spokesman Dan Pasquini told the News. He also said the city councilman was "flattered" yet "soundly beaten by a fictional cartoon billionaire."
A real-life billionaire, Republican Michael Bloomberg, won re-election to a third term.