In many places, there's a legal requirement that COMPLETE election results be published. It usually happens a number of days after the election when the results have been known for some time and the official results are certified, so this huge list gets published in little bitty type, broken down by precinct or something, somewhere near the classified ads. If you seek these out, you will find that not all the votes go to the top two candidates. There are a surprising number of write-in candidates, and one of the top vote-getters in that category is usually Mickey Mouse, with Goofy usually a strong runner-up.
Carnival Cruise Line is sponsoring competition for Mickey's write-in candidacy.
The complete story appeared in the August 8 edition of Cruise News Daily.