October 17, 2010

Chicago, ensuring fair elections since never

I'd be more outraged if the Green Party candidate had a snowball's chance in hell of winning.

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
I blame Arne Duncan.  The proofreader is probably a product of Chicago Public Schools.

(I may be updating this with a source later, I'm not sure how secretive the moron who posted this on Facechimp is.

Update: H/T Wodeshed.)

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