Friday, October 15, 2010

Funny but Awful


Illinois gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney (G)

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There are typos and then there are complete and utter catastrophes.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the name of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney is misspelled "Rich Whitey" on electronic-voting machines in 23 wards -- "about half in predominantly African-American areas." The error only occurs on screens voters would see when they are reviewing their choices (Whitney's name appears correctly on the initial screens), but officials say the error cannot be corrected before election day.

Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections, told the Sun-Times he expects 90% of votes on election day to be cast on paper ballots -- minimizing the number of voters who would see the misspelling.

"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 Sun-Times. The paper says he's considering legal action. "I don't know if this is machine politics at play or why this happened."

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Really? RICH WHITEY????? Rich Whitey for Governor. Aside from all the absurd jokes that can come of this...like aren't most candidates Rich Whitey?......this is a bad situation. Sure, it is the Green Party, but he got more than 10% of the vote in the last election, so he is not an out-there candidate at all. But now he is RICH WHITEY. Dear God.

I went to law school with Rich. He is a really nice guy. Of all the people in the world I know, he is the last one that I would describe as Rich Whitey, but that is what the ballots say.

Leave it to Illinois to jack up one more damn thing in the political realm

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My favorite expression:

GOOD GRIEF!

Sadly--awful--funny-----everywhere.

Enjoy the weekend
Carol

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Funny, but so terrible!!!

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