Lots of local issues here that probably won't make sense to an outsider. This comic did get a number of people very upset and an equal number very amused. As you can imagine this didn't make me very popular with the town pillars. By word of mouth I heard Morty took about 5% of the vote as a write-in. His tally didn't have an impact on the outcome.Quote from Steve's post about this campaign, includes complete comic and newspaper articles.