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Ballots will be fixed to read 'Whitney' instead of 'Whitey'
Chicago Tribune ^
Posted on 10/15/2010 10:55:45 AM PDT by mandaladon
Chicago election officials say crews will work overtime to reprogram thousands of electronic voting machines that mistakenly list a gubernatorial candidate's name as "Rich Whitey" instead of Rich Whitney.
Chicago elections board chairman Langdon Neal said 530 machines being used for early voting and an additional 4,200 destined for the Nov. 2 election will be reprogrammed and retested. The mistake in the Green Party candidate's name appears on a review screen that allows voters to double-check their selections and not on the screen where the vote is registered. It also is not on paper ballots, Neal said.
He said the board became aware of the typo Wednesday and called Whitney's lawyer Thursday morning. But Green Party Chairman Phil Huckelberry said a party member found the mistake Tuesday and was brushed off by city election officials for a day.
"We don't have any idea what affect that has had on voters," Huckelberry said. "I think something needs to be done above and beyond what they're doing."
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobreakingnews.com ...
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: ballots; chicago; elections; fixed; il2010; illinois; read; richwhitey; richwhitney; whitey; whitney
"Not only has the mistake made Chicago a laughingstock, he said, but "our candidate ... has been tagged with a name that really isn't that nice.""
Chicago is Obama's hometown...that says it all!!!
“I ain’t votin for no rich whitey”.
This story will get more attention than the Illinois military ballot story.
posted on 10/15/2010 10:59:18 AM PDT
(If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
It’s the Chicago Way..................
posted on 10/15/2010 11:00:22 AM PDT
by Red Badger
(The intensity and breadth of the grassroots opposition to the president...is difficult to overstate.)
Perhaps they’ll correct it to .....
Rich White Honkey
posted on 10/15/2010 11:02:42 AM PDT
(Dead men tell no tales!)
Could there have been any better publicity? “I’m Rich Whitney and I DIDN’T pay for this message.”
posted on 10/15/2010 11:02:54 AM PDT
(Put the kettle on!)
Ballots fixed... yeah, sounds about right for Liberals.
posted on 10/15/2010 11:03:02 AM PDT
(Know this, I will return to this land... rebuild where the ruins did stand)
Precisely why it was widely reported today. A distractor away from a more damaging story.
posted on 10/15/2010 11:03:16 AM PDT
by nuke rocketeer
(File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
To: nuke rocketeer
So the system will be fixed so a Rich Whitey has no chance of being elected in Chicago.
posted on 10/15/2010 11:08:04 AM PDT
by Oztrich Boy
(15 October 09: Where were you when America stopped to watch an empty balloon?)
To: Retired Greyhound
So THIS is the guy that’s been keeping the brother down!
posted on 10/15/2010 11:08:07 AM PDT
(The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
Dude!! Awful “white” of ‘em.
posted on 10/15/2010 11:09:22 AM PDT
by tal hajus
(ever the cynic)
To: Oztrich Boy
That's the Chicago way !
Green Party political candidate. Rich Whitey. What’s the difference?
posted on 10/15/2010 11:34:42 AM PDT
So why change the name on this thread, the opposite of what was done?
posted on 10/15/2010 3:37:05 PM PDT
(CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
GREEN Party? Excuse me? GREEN Party?
posted on 10/15/2010 4:16:15 PM PDT
("There's a snake in my boot!")
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