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Old 10-15-10, 12:17 AM
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If he was the Tea Party candidate, this would be really hilarious.

Whitney is 'Whitey' on some ballots

SPRINGFIELD -- The last name of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney is misspelled as "Whitey" on electronic-voting machines in nearly two dozen wards -- about half in predominantly African-American areas -- and election officials said Wednesday the problem cannot be corrected by Election Day.

The misspelling turned up on touch-screen machines in 23 wards overall. Whitney's name is spelled correctly on the machines' initial screens showing all of the candidates' names, but it is misspelled on review screens that later show a voter his or her choices, said Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections.

"This is a difficult situation. We'll make the best of it. But the important thing is the name is spelled correctly where it counts, and that's where people are making the selection," Allen said.

Allen said there is not adequate time to reprogram and test machines before Nov. 2. He predicted about 90 percent of the ballots cast that day will be on paper ballots, where Whitney's name is spelled properly.

The city election board plans to post a "candidate-neutral" list at polling places, showing the correctly spelled names of all candidates on the ballot, Allen said.

The snafu, however, has Whitney contemplating legal action to force a fix.

"I don't want to be identified as 'Whitey.' If this is happening in primarily African-American wards, that's an even bigger concern," Whitney told the Chicago Sun-Times. "I don't know if this is machine politics at play or why this happened."

"In any event, whether it is or not, this has to be disconcerting to a voter, and I wonder how this will impact the vote."

http://www.suntimes.com/news/electio...tney14.article
He was previously polling at 2% of the vote. I wonder what he'll end up with.
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Old 10-15-10, 12:29 AM
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Well, maybe now people will finally realize how flawed our voting system has become.
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Heard this this morning.
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He should run in Delaware against the Democrat Senate candidate.
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He should run in Delaware against the Democrat Senate candidate.
The witch, righty?
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If Obama's name was spelled Osama on the confirmation screen, do you think more action would be taken?
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If Obama's name was spelled Osama on the confirmation screen, do you think more action would be taken?
What a ridiculous question. Obama isn't running for governor of Illinois.
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What a ridiculous question. Obama isn't running for governor of Illinois.


Rich Whitey is Obamas kryptonite....
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Old 10-15-10, 10:23 AM
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<Sean Connery> That's the Chicago way </Sean Connery>
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If Obama's name was spelled Osama on the confirmation screen, do you think more action would be taken?
Of course, but with a "D" after his name, Osama could probably win in Chicago. Lets admit that the Green Party candidate isn't going to win no matter how his name is spelled and that he is completely irrelevant.

However, this is terrible (but inconsequential). As a minimum they should have to put up poster in those wards pointing out that due to a screw-up, his name is mispelled on the ballot, and show both the correct and incorrect spelling. They need to discuss possible solutions with the candidate and make some kind of "best effort." Rich Whitey could probably win in my ward (as a Republican), but I think he'll have problems in Chicage.

Just for practice, we should all be properly indignant and demand that this be solved.
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Of course, but with a "D" after his name, Osama could probably win in Chicago. Lets admit that the Green Party candidate isn't going to win no matter how his name is spelled and that he is completely irrelevant.

However, this is terrible (but inconsequential).
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