20 Virginia Vanity Plates for Trump and Clinton
It takes an ego to run for president, whichever side you’re on. And the one accessory any big ego needs is a vanity license plate.
Especially in Virginia: Of the 8,203,704 active vehicle registrations in Virginia, 1,564,735 are personalized plates. Nearly one in four Virginians have a plate that’s personalized in some way, whether it’s a vanity plate or one with a special design.
Why are personalized plates so popular in Virginia? One, they’re inexpensive. Virginia vanity plates cost just $10 per year above the cost of a standard plate. Two, Virginia offers more than 200 types of specialty plates — license plates with designs that honor the military, civic organizations, professions, hobbies, colleges or other interests. Are you a boater or a bowler? A horse-lover or a homeschooler? There’s a plate for you. Even if you’re a presidential candidate.
Of course, Virginia (and other states) have the ability to deny any plates the DMV deems offensive — even if the plates’ owner insists they’re innocuous. For instance, multiple states have nixed ILVTOFU, despite vegans’ protests. The Virginia DMV specifically bans any message that’s “profane, obscene, or vulgar; sexually explicit or graphic; excretory-related” or references drugs or violence. Virginia vanity plates generally allow between five and seven characters, depending on which design you choose.
Here are our top 10 Virginia vanity plates for Trump and Hillary.
Top 10 Donald Trump Vanity Plates
- HEL 2PEE (pronunciation matters with this one)
What about designs? There’s no license plate for the now-disgraced Trump University, and Virginia doesn’t have a University of Pennsylvania plate. There’s a Purple Heart plate, but Trump, who never served in the military, wouldn’t be eligible (despite receiving the medal as a gift from a veteran). He’d probably opt for Fight Terrorism.
Lucky for Trump, he reportedly has eleven luxury vehicles ranging from a Rolls-Royce Phantom and a Lamborghini Diablo to a Tesla and a Maybach, so he could take all of these suggestions and still have room for another Virginia vanity license plate.
But what about his opponent Hillary Clinton?
Top 10 Hillary Clinton Vanity Plates
Virginia doesn’t have plates for Wellesley or Yale, where Clinton went to school. Maybe a Washington Nationals plate? Clinton’s a big baseball fan, and although she has professed her love for the Cubs and the Yankees, she’ll have to cheer for the D.C. team if she takes the White House.
However, Hillary might not even need to worry about license plate options, as she has owned the same 1986 blue Oldsmobile cutlass Ciera since she bought it that year, and hasn’t bought another car since. She reportedly also hasn’t even driven a car since 1996.