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  1. #1 Rich Whitney is '"Rich Whitey" on some Chicago ballots 
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    CHICAGO (AP) - One letter can make a big difference - especially when it comes to a ballot in the Illinois governor's race.

    Election officials in Chicago say Green Party candidate Rich Whitney is listed as Rich "Whitey" on some electronic-voting machines in Chicago.

    The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the misspelling turned up on touch-screen machines in 23 wards and it can't be corrected by Election Day.

    Chicago Board of Elections spokesman Jim Allen says Whitney's name is spelled correctly on the machines' initial screens, which show all of the candidates' names. But Allen says Whitney is misspelled on review screens that later show a voter his or her choices.

    Allen says there isn't enough time to reprogram and test the machines before Nov. 2.

    Whitney says he's considering legal action because he worries the mistake will impact the vote.

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    Huh... a heavily democratic region has a "typo" that would drive democrat voters away from the party that usually steals democrat votes.

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    Whitney says he's considering legal action because he worries the mistake will impact the vote.
    As if he stood a chance to begin with.
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    His Republican opponent, who is listed on the ballot as "Mr. Charlie Bobo DeMann," had no comment. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    His Republican opponent, who is listed on the ballot as "Mr. Charlie Bobo DeMann," had no comment. :D
    Ha!
     

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    There's no photo of the candidate at the link, but this would be even funnier if Rich Whitney was black.

    Although, if he was black, he'd probably be Rick or Richard, not Rich.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    There's no photo of the candidate at the link, but this would be even funnier if Rich Whitney was black.

    Although, if he was black, he'd probably be Rick or Richard, not Rich.
    He looks like an aging hippie to me:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    He looks like an aging hippie to me:

    Who else would run on the Green Party line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    He looks like an aging hippie to me:




    He looks like all the white men in their 40s or 50s who work as social workers or psychologists.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    He looks like all the white men in their 40s or 50s who work as social workers or psychologists.
    There are certain traits that are common, aren't there?

    Beard: Check.
    Glasses: Check
    Longish hair, possibly with ponytail: Check
    Hipster black shirt with dark suit: Check
    Fluffy white cat... No, sorry, that last one is part of the Bond villain checklist.
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