Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman may have left the presidential race nearly two months ago, but it appears some voters want him back.
Huntsman collected 41,964 votes in his third-place finish in New Hampshire primary but pulled out of the race days after when it was clear he had no path forward. But Huntsman has remained on the ballot in several states holding primaries and nabbed more than 23,000 more votes.
Overall, Huntsman has won 66,548 votes for president, none of which matter, of course, now that he's ended his campaign.
The ex-governor appears to be racking up votes from people who either a) think he's still in the race or b) are protesting the candidates who still are.
Fred Hurley of Massachusetts tweeted this week that he voted for Huntsman.
"Oh, what might have been," he said.
Of course, Huntsman's vote total pales in comparison to those Republican contenders who are still active in the race. Mitt Romney, for example, grabbed 456,513 votes from Ohio on Tuesday.
Huntsman's haul? 6,428.
-- Thomas Burr
|1.||Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police|
|2.||Utah officer who shot Dillon Taylor was wearing a body camera|
|3.||BYUtv meets TV critics, and gay question arises|
|4.||Mormons turn to Internet to preach, but sometimes it turns on them|
|5.||Utah woman sentenced to prison in death of baby sitter|
|6.||NFL: Johnny Manziel and Browns both agree he’s not ready to start|
|7.||Lucky magazine’s fall fashion tips: Santa Fe look, hiking boots|
|8.||Mormon church used to make it easy to follow its money|
|9.||4 Utah restaurants call it quits|
|10.||Utah state Sen. Jim Dabakis gleefully takes on ‘Rocky Horror’|