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A typographical error on a New York county absentee ballot gives voters there the option of electing "Barack Osama" as president in the upcoming U.S. election, instead of Barack Obama.
The incorrect ballots, issued to hundreds of voters in Rensselaer County, were first spotted by the Times Union of Albany newspaper.
Originally posted by Magnivea
This was posted about a dozen times when it actually happened. There was an annoyingly large amount of coverage in the local media. What it boils down to is someone either did it on purpose or it was an accident. If it was intentional, who cares? If it was not, who cares?
Originally posted by AntiConspirator
Wow. That must suck for barrack osama, i mean Obama. I dont think it was an accident though. Some body didnt want obama to have votes. The 'b' and the 's' arent even near each other. Those arent something you just mix up. And wouldnt they have a proof reader and editor for ballots just to make sure?