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Illinois Candidate's Name Misspelled As 'Rich Whitey' On Electronic-Voting Machines
Talking Points Memo ^ | 10/14/2010 | Eric Lach

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2percentrichwhitey; corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; electionfraud; elections; howtostealanelection; mistertwopercent; ohio; richwhitney; twopercentrichwhitey; twpercentrichwhitey; whitey; whitney
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1 posted on 10/14/2010 2:35:44 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

Diversity racism is our strength.


2 posted on 10/14/2010 2:36:48 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: speciallybland

If he gets electd, does he have to serve as “Governor Rich Whitey”? Heck, even I’d vote for that.


3 posted on 10/14/2010 2:37:20 PM PDT by Argus
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To: speciallybland

You can’t make this stuff up


4 posted on 10/14/2010 2:37:25 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: speciallybland

LOL - Damn, I wish I could vote there... that way I could say I voted for “Rich Whity.”


5 posted on 10/14/2010 2:37:25 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: speciallybland
I wish we would have elected Rich Whitey in 2008 rather than Marxist Darkey...
6 posted on 10/14/2010 2:37:45 PM PDT by apillar
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


7 posted on 10/14/2010 2:39:23 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: OneWingedShark

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.


8 posted on 10/14/2010 2:39:41 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: speciallybland

9 posted on 10/14/2010 2:39:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: SaraJohnson

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.


10 posted on 10/14/2010 2:41:04 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: speciallybland
Hahaha!!! Thats RICH!!!
11 posted on 10/14/2010 2:41:13 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: Celtic Cross

12 posted on 10/14/2010 2:44:13 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: speciallybland

Another voting problem in Illinois.

I’m thinking that perhaps......nah, couldn’t be.


13 posted on 10/14/2010 2:48:04 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: speciallybland

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.


14 posted on 10/14/2010 2:48:40 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: speciallybland
"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.

LOLOLOL

You have to hand it to the Democrats. When they cheat, they just let it all hang out there!

15 posted on 10/14/2010 2:50:18 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Dallas59
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16 posted on 10/14/2010 2:54:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Da Coyote

“...Naw, couldn’t be...”

Yup…you got it, this far out how hard is it to fix the supposed problem; they’re electronic-voting machines.

Let’s 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.


17 posted on 10/14/2010 2:56:52 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about their misdirection!)
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To: speciallybland
Well, he does look very white.
18 posted on 10/14/2010 2:59:48 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: speciallybland

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.


19 posted on 10/14/2010 3:10:30 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Not like he’s gonna get any of THOSE votes anyway....


20 posted on 10/14/2010 3:39:33 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Argus

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.


21 posted on 10/14/2010 3:42:43 PM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: B Knotts
“You have to hand it to the Democrats. When they cheat, they just let it all hang out there!”

Yes, I also heard in similar districts in Delaware “Christine O'Donnell” was misspelled as “Cracker B*tch”.

22 posted on 10/14/2010 4:15:09 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: B Knotts

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.


23 posted on 10/14/2010 4:34:55 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Gabrial

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.


24 posted on 10/14/2010 4:37:58 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: speciallybland

Rich “Tighty” Whitey to his close intimate friends.


25 posted on 10/14/2010 4:38:49 PM PDT by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: speciallybland; Impy; SJackson; chicagolady; BillyBoy

WTF???!!!


26 posted on 10/14/2010 5:05:51 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: speciallybland

Time for a beer summit.


27 posted on 10/14/2010 5:08:02 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: speciallybland

One would think an electronic ballot could be corrected as soon as proper witnesses were called in. Must be more complicated than it looks.


28 posted on 10/14/2010 5:23:59 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: speciallybland

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.


29 posted on 10/14/2010 5:37:49 PM PDT by One Name
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To: speciallybland

Surprised it didn’t say “Rich Honky!”


30 posted on 10/14/2010 5:48:27 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: speciallybland

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


31 posted on 10/14/2010 6:14:56 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
It's in Illinois, so I'm sure it was an honest mistake. But it happened to the Green Party candidate, so it is probably precisely descriptive. Thanks speciallybland.
32 posted on 10/14/2010 6:15:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Gabrial

ROFLMAO!!!!!!


33 posted on 10/14/2010 6:16:00 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: speciallybland

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.


34 posted on 10/14/2010 6:25:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Less than 20 days to go to election day. I'm giddier than a TV weatherman during hurricane season.)
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To: speciallybland

This is the closest they’ve been to their socialist utopia. They won’t give up easy.


35 posted on 10/14/2010 7:45:22 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Gaffer

“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.”

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?


36 posted on 10/14/2010 8:27:59 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: speciallybland

Suits him well. And his DINK voters.


37 posted on 10/14/2010 8:30:10 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Nachum

Welcome to Chicago politics!


38 posted on 10/14/2010 8:47:36 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: speciallybland; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; sickoflibs; AuntB; calcowgirl; NFHale; ...

Damn...just damn. Liberal on liberal.


39 posted on 10/14/2010 8:55:43 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: speciallybland

Did anyone think that literacy may be so bad in Illinois that “those voters” may not know it is spelled incorrectly?
Just asking.


40 posted on 10/14/2010 9:54:55 PM PDT by reaganbooster (The democrat party symbol should be the grim reaper instead of the donkey.)
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To: speciallybland
Illinois based ice cream chain:


41 posted on 10/15/2010 12:58:41 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: SunkenCiv; speciallybland; rabscuttle385
From SunkenCiv:
It's in Illinois, so I'm sure it was an honest mistake. But it happened to the Green Party candidate, so it is probably precisely descriptive. Thanks speciallybland.

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.

42 posted on 10/15/2010 3:08:56 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: speciallybland

They actually meant to write “White-guy.”


43 posted on 10/15/2010 4:16:33 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: speciallybland

“Funny, you don’t look rich.”


44 posted on 10/15/2010 4:40:39 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: speciallybland

I’m sure it was just an innocent oversight.


45 posted on 10/15/2010 5:55:18 AM PDT by crosshairs (If I agreed with a liberal, then we would BOTH be wrong.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; rabscuttle385; spintreebob; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; ...

Nice. Daley Sr. would be proud that the our rich tradition of shenanigans is continuing in such brilliant fashion.


46 posted on 10/16/2010 11:52:51 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
I'm glad I live in Orland and not Chicago. Even though our mayor is a democrat he came to my mom's wake because my Grandfather was mayor of orland for 35 years and the mayor was very nice and I respect him.

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.

47 posted on 10/17/2010 8:06:43 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: Impy

Thank you. Adding it to “Weird News” ping. Leading with this:

Unrepentant Domestic Terrorist Behind Anti-Chamber of Commerce Internet Campaign
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2608887/posts
“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.”


48 posted on 10/17/2010 10:27:34 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Economic reform without education reform and originalism is a penny in the fuse box.)
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To: speciallybland
I would never ever vote on an electronic voting machine I am sure they could be manipulated.

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.

49 posted on 10/18/2010 10:18:56 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: Dengar01

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.


50 posted on 10/18/2010 3:33:34 PM PDT by spintreebob
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