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Charlie Clark gets last-minute shoutout from Zach Galifianakis
This screenshot from a video posted to Charlie Clark's Facebook page shows comedian Zach Galifianakis endorsing Clark for Saskatoon mayor. (Facebook/Charlie Clark for Mayor)
The Canadian Press with CTV Saskatoon files
Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:44PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:19PM CST
A candidate for mayor in Saskatoon's municipal election received a last-minute endorsement with a comedic twist Wednesday.
Charlie Clark posted a video to his social media pages on election day of Zach Galifianakis urging voters to mark their ballots for the 10-year city councillor.
Recent polls suggest Clark is in a tight three-way race with incumbent mayor Don Atchison and businesswoman Kelley Moore.
Galifianakis starred in "The Hangover" movie trilogy and appears in the popular Internet series "Between Two Ferns."
Speaking from the side of a road in California, he called Clark a "splendid man" who would make a "great leader and a fabulous mayor for Saskatoon."
Clark's Facebook page said Galifianakis is married to one of his cousins.
Galifianakis admitted in what appeared to be a self-shot video that it was strange for him to get involved in the municipal vote.
"Why should you trust me?" he asked. "That's a good question. I don't know."
He ended the video by joking another reason to vote for Clark was "because he's gonna give me a lot of money if you do.”
Saskatoon’s election results are expected Wednesday evening.
Clark, who voted in the morning at Oskayak High School on Broadway Avenue, was campaigning throughout the day. He said he was still answering questions from undecided voters.
His competitors, Moore and Atchison, were also working hard for last-minute votes.
Moore cast her ballot at Caswell School early in the morning and spent the day chatting with people and businesses across the city.
Atchison, seeking an unprecedented fifth term as mayor, voted at the Willows Golf and Country Club. He was calling and thanking supporters Wednesday.
Polls closed at 8 p.m.