TORONTO – Signs of a mysterious election "miraculously" began to appear in one of London, Ont. street, including those showing Harry Potter from the Gryffindor Party.
When asked about the signs that appeared in front of his house this week, Wes Kinghorn to CTVNews.ca via Twitter: "Let's just say they appear and disappear magically, only in our path!"
But Boy Who Lived was not the only one who ran to board the London North Center. Despite being a lifelong friend, Potter seems to compete with the smart books Hermione Granger, who ran for the Dumbledore Army Party.
On Saturday, Kinghorn tweeted photographs of the four electoral signs with the words, "The race is getting weird."
Horse riding is quite lively with other Harry Potter characters who offer their vision for Muggles and wizards. Also on the run were werewolf and former Black Magic professor Remis Lupine, as well as the archenemies of Potter Lord Voldemort, who represented "Ontario Death Eaters."
Some character campaign marks have slogans based on their quotes from J.K. Rowling book series. He who was not to be named ran on the authoritarian platform with the inscription that read: "There is no good and evil – there are only strengths and those who are too weak to see it."
Kinghorn told CTVNews.ca that "the closer to the election, there will be many divisions in our normal politics. That happened. So I think it's kind of fun to put something out there that everyone can get behind. "
'Ministry of Magic contacts': Kinghorn
Since it was posted on Saturday morning, Kinghorn's tweet has blackmailed dozens of likes and comments with "Harry Potter" references.
"These signs are not approved … The Ministry of Magic will not be happy," tweeted Tom Cull, who Kinghorn responded to "(I think) I will get a visit from Dolores Umbridge."
Other people tweeted"I should have known our Diagon Alley (in the London Woodfield neighborhood)."
Kinghorn, a postdoctoral public history colleague and soon to be assistant professor of Western University geography, said he was inspired by a fake election sign featuring the "Star Wars" villain Darth Vader, a few years ago.
"I thought it was very clever, so I thought, 'what if using a universe where you can have several people competing?' He said in a telephone interview.
"Some children in the neighborhood are fans of 'Harry Potter' – and our house is on the school route – so in the morning they show up when the children are on their way to school," he explained.
He said he took down signs during the day and night to prevent them from being stolen.
Kinghorn, a big fan of the books themselves, said the selection signs were made specifically.
Although he and his wife, who acted as correctors, wanted to remain neutral, he predicted Hermione would eventually win "by a landslide."
In the next election cycle, Kinghorn said residents could expect signs from the characters of Luna Lovegood and Bellatrix Lestrange.