Astronaut, Ohio State coach among 1000s of ballot write-ins

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2015, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer speaks to reporters during the university's NCAA college football media day in Columbus, Ohio. Since taking over at Ohio State, Meyer has insisted he is a changed man, just as intense but better able to enjoy success. This season, will put Meyer's new outlook to the test. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2015, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer speaks to reporters during the university's NCAA college football media day in Columbus, Ohio. Since taking over at Ohio State, Meyer has insisted he is a changed man, just as intense but better able to enjoy success. This season, will put Meyer's new outlook to the test. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An astronaut, a college football coach and possibly a reality television “bad girl” are among the non-contenders that certain exasperated Ohioans voted to send to the White House in last week’s election.

John Glenn and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer are among uncertified candidates written in as alternatives to Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton and the other options. Another write-in was “Megan James,” perhaps Mehgan James of reality TV’s “Bad Girls Club.”

Ohio Republicans to the highest levels reported voting on ineligible write-in candidates. Gov. John Kasich scratched in GOP Sen. John McCain’s name. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman voted for Mike Pence, now vice president-elect.

Such choices joined almost 16,000 final, unofficial votes cast for Ohio’s 18 certified write-ins, and another roughly 246,000 votes cast for third-party candidates.

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