Someone Claimed a “Covfefe” License Plate in Maine
My new license plate? #covfefe pic.twitter.com/EPxEoHV6tL
— Joe Blanchette (@MotoRhody) May 31, 2017
Ever since a mysterious late-night message with a gibberish word popped up on the Twitter feed of President Trump this week, “covfefe” has become a viral sensation. The typo, which sat uncorrected for hours before it was removed, spawned T-shirts, thinkpieces, conspiracy theories, and even a diss from Hillary Clinton. So it has, naturally, inspired drivers around the country to snatch up vanity license plates bearing the seven-letter word.
Not long after the tweet, a Mainer, who has not been identified, nabbed one. The Secretary of State’s office confirms that it was claimed as of 10:30 a.m. yesterday, according to WCVB, and a quick search of the state’s online vanity plate database confirms the phrase is spoken for.
It’ll take about 30 days to process—in other words, it won’t hit the streets until long after the meme will likely have grown stale. But there it will be, a mobile tribute to a day or so of lulz, on the back of a car, in Maine.
Whoever the plate-holder is, they’re not alone. “Covfefe” plates have also been claimed in Nebraska and California.
My dad just bought the CA license plate "COVFEFE." #covfefe pic.twitter.com/WT5bXDTRN3
— Talya Cooper (@talicoop) May 31, 2017
Unfortunately, Massachusetts RMV rules limit the length of vanity plates to six characters, so there won’t be any “covfefe” cars driving around the Commonwealth anytime soon. But a quick scan of the New Hampshire registry shows the state still has an unclaimed “covfefe” that could be all yours.