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    Talking Candidate for governor identified as "Rich Whitey" due to typo in electronic voting machines in Chicago

    It's the typo to end all typos: Illinois gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney's name is misspelled as "Rich Whitey" on some electronic-voting machines in Chicago, and officials say the problem can't be fixed before election day.
    The Chicago Sun-Times, which broke the story, notes that half of the flawed machines are in predominantly African-American areas of the city. The problem is present in 23 of Chicago's 50 wards.
    "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, the Green party candidate, told the Sun-Times.
    More here: Chicago Ballots Identify Candidate Rich Whitney as "Rich Whitey" - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

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    Remember that your President learned his political trade here....in the land of the corrupt political process. I tried....I mean I really tried to work up some outrage....but it's Chicago so what the hell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Mistake my ass

    +1. Can you say " shenanigans". Of course you can. Can you imagine the furor if that had happened to a minority candidate. How about Barrack Osama bin Laden?? How well would that fly ??
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    I'm shocked, I tell you! SHOCKED! Who would have thought anything like this could happen in Chicago?
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    Vote early and often. Make sure your dead relatilves do the same (they can get absentee ballots).

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    I'm most interested in why with weeks to go there wasn't time to correct a "typo". (whatever the cause, it's not all that interesting to me) The coding involved would take all of 10 minutes to fix on a slow day - what in this vetting process takes so long: if so thorough why also so flawed it didn't catch this: which overseas company was it outsourced to that can't be bothered to update it for a month? Even under the microscope of national press there's zero effort? There's no ballot to reprint, no mention of unreasonable costs to have this electronic system recertified. Just "can't be done" is an acceptable answer?

    This is a nation that used to be able to bring people home from the moon with duct tape, ingenuity and drive. Now with multiples of the time available and no risk of death (injury, job loss, stapler burn, anything really) there's nothing that can be done. Didn't voting used to be one of our most sacredly held rights? Fascinating.

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    Hey, stapler burn is the scourge of our modern era, Odd. Do you know how many children are maimed each year by Swingline accidents? Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by APB View Post
    Hey, stapler burn is the scourge of our modern era, Odd. Do you know how many children are maimed each year by Swingline accidents? Do you?
    A stapler once bit my sister...

    No realli! She was Karving her initials on the stapler with the sharpened end of an interspace toothbrush given by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: "The Hot Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink"...

    Mind you, those stapler bites Kan be pretty Nasti...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    I'm most interested in why with weeks to go there wasn't time to correct a "typo". (whatever the cause, it's not all that interesting to me) The coding involved would take all of 10 minutes to fix on a slow day - what in this vetting process takes so long: if so thorough why also so flawed it didn't catch this: which overseas company was it outsourced to that can't be bothered to update it for a month? Even under the microscope of national press there's zero effort? There's no ballot to reprint, no mention of unreasonable costs to have this electronic system recertified. Just "can't be done" is an acceptable answer?

    This is a nation that used to be able to bring people home from the moon with duct tape, ingenuity and drive. Now with multiples of the time available and no risk of death (injury, job loss, stapler burn, anything really) there's nothing that can be done. Didn't voting used to be one of our most sacredly held rights? Fascinating.

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    Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    A stapler once bit my sister...

    No realli! She was Karving her initials on the stapler with the sharpened end of an interspace toothbrush given by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: "The Hot Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink"...

    Mind you, those stapler bites Kan be pretty Nasti...

 

 

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