A voter gestures as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) votes in the midterm elections at Bellarmine University November 4, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. McConnell is running in a tight race against opponent Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

At the polling station at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., they appear to be trying out a new way to vote. Not only can you use a paper ballot, you can also reenact emoji to highlight your electoral preferences, like this guy who cast a ballot at a voting machine near Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) today.

We assume this


plus this


means, "not Mitch McConnell."

Unsurprisingly, McConnell's Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, saw this as a useful last-minute marketing opportunity.

McConnell seemed to have a very enjoyable voting experience despite the fact that his vote was being simultaneously canceled out only feet away.


Republican Senator from Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, holds his ballot as he waits for his wife to finish voting at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 4, 2014. EPA/MARK LYONS

Especially since he was wearing what we presume are lucky election socks.


U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) exits a car as his wife Elaine Chao (L) waves to the crowd as they arrive to their polling precinct to vote at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., November 4, 2014. McConnell is running against Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Update: And now there's video: