Skip to comments.Illinois Candidate's Name Misspelled As 'Rich Whitey' On Electronic-Voting Machines
Posted on 10/14/2010 2:35:39 PM PDT by speciallybland
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."
The latest Rasmussen poll shows Whitney drawing just 2% of the vote.
Diversity racism is our strength.
If he gets electd, does he have to serve as “Governor Rich Whitey”? Heck, even I’d vote for that.
You can’t make this stuff up
LOL - Damn, I wish I could vote there... that way I could say I voted for “Rich Whity.”
It is too bad that it isn’t grammatically correct. Rich his middle name, and his first name begins with ‘A’ where he would use just an initial.
We must do everything we can to keep those ‘unclean spirits’ from around Barack and Michelle, even if it means
calling a Whitney a Rich Whitey.......if you ask me this is nothing more that the white version of the N word...somebody’s ass should be fired and then prosecuted for civil rights violations as well as hate crimes laws.
Another voting problem in Illinois.
I’m thinking that perhaps......nah, couldn’t be.
The Illinois Democrat machine is doing everything they can to steal the election. Not sending out military ballots, and now making dissuading potential Democrat voters from voting for the Green Party candidate instead.
You have to hand it to the Democrats. When they cheat, they just let it all hang out there!
“...Naw, couldnt be...”
Yup you got it, this far out how hard is it to fix the supposed problem; they’re electronic-voting machines.
Lets make a list: Not sending out military ballots, the dead, illegals, double voting and ballot stuffing to maintain their patronage system as replacement for patriotism.
It seems the fellow’s bumper sticker is incorrect. It should say, “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for (Rich) Whitey for Governor”
You can’t get any dirtier than a dem. Goodness, gracious can’t have blacks vote for the green party. They might think it’s the Alvin Greene Party and vote for him by mistake. So they figured this would take care of that. Maybe they put the other 50% of the misspellings in republican strongholds and hope it will cause the voters to get confused and vote for Rich Whitey instead of the republican.
I’m sure this could happen to anybody but their own dem candidate. They don’t even bother to try to be subtle anymore. They just cheat openly.
Not like he’s gonna get any of THOSE votes anyway....
Mail your campaign contribution with the check made out to “Rich Whitey”.
Be sure to save the cancelled check. Gotta be worth something on ebay.
Yes, I also heard in similar districts in Delaware “Christine O'Donnell” was misspelled as “Cracker B*tch”.
Is there any other jurisdiction where 90% of the voters request paper ballots when machines are available?
In Tennessee, the paper ballot option is available but of the times I’ve been to the polls, I would say maybe 1% request a paper ballot.
Also is it hard to change the machine?
I’m not sure what the law is. Maybe, just maybe, once the ballot is agreed to by all parties it cannot be changed.
But it would seem *very* strange that the paper ballot would read one way and the the machine another.
Rich “Tighty” Whitey to his close intimate friends.
Time for a beer summit.
One would think an electronic ballot could be corrected as soon as proper witnesses were called in. Must be more complicated than it looks.
Now that you mention it, I’ve been voting pretty much a straight Rich Whitey ticket my whole life. All too often here it’s the only choice you have.
Its refreshing to see some Po Crackas in the mix now.
Surprised it didn’t say “Rich Honky!”
This is freakin hilarious. I heard it on a talk station and just laffed my rear off The host was having a FIELD DAY with this. LOL
His suggestion: JUST GO WITH IT DUDE
Sometimes irony just writes itself ROFL
The commie piggies in Illinois are so concerned with a total power grab of the U.S. that they can’t even conduct an election properly. What a bunch of retards.
This is the closest they’ve been to their socialist utopia. They won’t give up easy.
“if you ask me this is nothing more that the white version of the N word...somebodys ass should be fired and then prosecuted for civil rights violations as well as hate crimes laws.”
Although I agree with what you posted, we are rapidly reaching a point in the USA where it is questionable whether English is the primary language of the parties responsible, or are they functionally illiterate?
Suits him well. And his DINK voters.
Welcome to Chicago politics!
Damn...just damn. Liberal on liberal.
Did anyone think that literacy may be so bad in Illinois that “those voters” may not know it is spelled incorrectly?
Well, with Whitney only drawing 2 percent of the vote, I guess it cannot be said that he will whitewash the election.
Thanks, rabs and speciallybland! It's always a such a treat to see libs beating each other up.
They actually meant to write “White-guy.”
“Funny, you don’t look rich.”
I’m sure it was just an innocent oversight.
Nice. Daley Sr. would be proud that the our rich tradition of shenanigans is continuing in such brilliant fashion.
I think Mayor McLaughlin is the only democrat I respect. Oh and I'm not voting Claypool I'm voting for the GOP. And in the Judy Baar race I'm writing in my 5 pound yorkie as a write in.
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Unrepentant Domestic Terrorist Behind Anti-Chamber of Commerce Internet Campaign
“But one group was well ahead of the curve on this movement to stop the Chamber of Commerce. In fact, they even own the URL StopTheChamber.com.
That group is the infamous Velvet Revolution headed by convicted violent criminal and bomber, Brett Kimberlin.”
I'm always reminded of the Heroes episode where the kid changes the election for Nathan Petrelli by manipulating the electronic voting machines.
I'm not advocating that there are children with super powers who can hack voting machines, but I guarantee some democrat knows how to manipulate machines.
Fraud is possible and real on virtually all types of election methods.
Pape and mechanical arms and silicon chips don’t commmite vote fraud.
People commit vote fraud.