Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Gritty for office? Flyers mascot receives votes during midterm elections

November 10, 2018 - 9:40 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Flyers new mascot has become quite the sensation, and not just in Philadelphia.

Forget about red and blue. This orange and black, furry creature actually received some write-in votes in Tuesday's midterm elections.

According to Camden County's personal choice election results listed on its official website, Gritty received 14 write-in votes.

Voters wrote the mascot's name in for everything from school boards in Haddon Township, Cherry Hill and three other towns, to county sheriff. He even received a vote for Donald Norcross' seat in Congress.

Here is a breakdown of each vote cast for Gritty.

• Audubon Boro Board of Education (one vote)
• Cherry Hill Township Board of Education (one vote)
• Collingswood Board of Education (one vote)
• Camden County Sheriff (two votes)
• U.S. House, N.J. District 1 (two votes)
• Clementon Board of Education (two votes)
• Haddon Township Board of Education (five votes)

And apparently it wasn't just New Jersey where voters were feeling the love for Gritty. The Flyers say their new mascot got votes in 46 states across the country for various offices. 

Okay, perhaps the team is not the most reliable source for political news. But who knows? There is a presidential race in two years.