Mysterious Harry Potter Election Signs Pop Up in London, ON
In the London North Centre riding, it seems like Potter himself, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin and Voldemort are all duking it out to win a seat.
Potter is representing the Gryffindor Party, Granger is the face of Dumbledore's Army, Lupin is for the Marauders, and Voldemort is the figurehead for Ontario's Death Eaters.
Twitter user @WesKinghorn shared photos of the four fake opposing party signs on Saturday morning (October 12), and the online debate is still going strong as to who would be best to lead the Muggles of London.
Kinghorn also implied that he's responsible for the signs, tweeting, "Let's just say they magically appear and disappear, only on our street!"
"Closer to the election, there can be a lot of divisiveness in our politics which is normal. That happens," he later told CTV. "So I think it's kind of fun to put something out there that everyone can get behind."
See some of the responses to the hilarious prank (art? political statement? whatever it is?) below.
I'll say Lupin. I just feel Hermione is too idealistic and not realistic however she is very smart and has a great track record. Can't vote Potter. History shows you don't vote for a celebrity And Voldemort wants all us muggles dead. Lupin is gruff and seen some shit. No BS.— Justin Zadorsky (@justinzadorsky) October 12, 2019
These signs are not "approved by the official agent for..." The Ministry of Magic is not going to be happy.— Tom Cull (@waltercull) October 12, 2019
So i asked my kids who they would vote for in this election: https://t.co/Kq68bEi4ce— Alexis (@piptal) October 12, 2019
Sincerely wish I knew where to get one of these in my own Saskatchewan riding. Would love a Death Eater campaign sign for my yard! Any chance of Bellatrix Lestrange or Dolores Umbridge making a run down here?😉 💀🐍 #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/H9xDBPRokv— Matthew McStravick (@skiddygaming) October 13, 2019
London isn't the only city being infiltrated by fictional characters this election, though. One Twitter user replied to the thread, pointing out that Darth Vader is vying for a seat in Vancouver, while another showed Emperor Palpatine campaigning in Mississauga, ON.
Well that's very interesting.— Jenni Merrifield but Spooky (@strawberryJAMM) October 13, 2019
Out west, in the Vancouver metro area, we have a candidate from a party similar to Voldemort's running. pic.twitter.com/qCkfb1i377
There's only one choice in Streetsville/Meadowvale. pic.twitter.com/IPn8HNVHSt— J A (@BigBadJuan) October 13, 2019