Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes could have a career in politics ahead of him. He’s already receiving votes for the highest office, even though he isn’t running in any race besides the competition for another Super Bowl title. According to WDAF-TV reporter Harold R. Kuntz, Mahomes received write-in votes for in the U.S. presidential election in both Clay County and Jackson County.
Mahomes, of course, has been very involved in the election and raising awareness about voting. He helped initiate the plan to turn Arrowhead Stadium into a polling place on Election Day. When things hit a snag, he volunteered to pay for the voting machines needed to get things back on track, splitting the costs with the Chiefs organization.“I think Arrowhead ended up being a great spot for people to kind of come together, go out and get your vote,” Mahomes told reporters on Monday. “Being a great place, where it seemed like everything went smooth and was ran well. It’s super exciting and hopefully, we can continue to do that.”
On Tuesday, Chiefs team president Mark Donovan called Arrowhead Stadium’s setup the “most efficient voting/polling station” that he’d ever been to. As of his press conference — around 9 a.m CT — between 500 and 1,000 people had already cast their votes at Arrowhead. By noon, there was no average wait time to cast a ballot at the stadium.
As for Mahomes’ future in politics, Chiefs fans don’t have to worry. He has officially declared his intentions of running for the office 0f the president.