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Yesterday, we were all out voting on who to fill the White House, represent us in Congress and other offices and whether to go with various ballot measures. Meanwhile, kids over at Port Discovery Children’s Museum were making some different (and possibly better) election picks.

The museum invited children who were off from school to come to the Inner Harbor to cast their votes for who would be the best superheroes to hold public office. Kids who arrived in costume got an added bonus of half-off on admission.

Here were the official superhero election tallies, courtesy of the Port Discovery Children’s Museum Facebook page:

Wonder Woman, with 121 votes
(Runner-up: Captain America, with 104 votes)

Vice President
Batman, 129 votes
(Runner-up: Black Panther, 87 votes)

Superman, 129 votes
(Runner-up: Storm, 79 votes)

Lieutenant Governor
Supergirl, 138 votes
(Runner-up: Jean Grey, 60 votes)

House Rep
The Flash, 103 votes
(Runner-up: Spiderman, 98 votes)

Iron Man, 120 votes
(Runner-up: Green Lantern, 75 votes)

Three bits of analysis:

  1. The D.C. Comics-to-Marvel ratio looks strangely a lot like that of Maryland’s range of picks for Congress.
  2. The small pool of voters clearly had a more progressive outlook in their pick for president.
  3. Their announcer creates a much more exciting reveal than watching the results trickle in on an election map.

Maybe we’ll take a page out of the Port Discovery election handbook in another four years, if we can find the right candidates.


Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...