Star Trek fans in North Carolina are in luck, as they now have a Senate candidate who speaks their language.
The race, which features Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, Republican challenger and state House Speaker Thom Tillis and Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh, also has three write-in candidates, including one who speaks Klingon, the fictional language from Star Trek.
The Fayetteville Observer reports that David Waddell, along with two others successfully petitioned to have their write-in votes counted in November.
Waddell apparently takes his Klingon very seriously. When he resigned from the Indian Trail town council earlier this year, he wrote his resignation letter in Klingon:
“I realize that that may be a turnoff to some people,” Waddell said of his love of Star Trek. “But I think there are many who can understand that there is a place in politics for humor. And I thought … ‘Hey, if you’re going to go out, go out and have some fun doing it.'”