SPRINGFIELD — 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.
If you read the article, it indicates that the misspelling doesn’t show up on the main screen (just the review), doesn’t show up on every touch-screen ballot machine, and that 90% of the ballots will be paper anyway and the guy’s name is spelled right on those. So, probably not organized shenanigans – the Illinois Democratic party would have done an infinitely better job if they were really trying to muck up Mr. Whitey* – which means that I can default back to my standard position of ‘the Greens can kiss my whitey**, Irish tuchis,’ which means that I’m probably a bad person.
That being said, obviously the new Governor should put in place a full investigation of the situation next year anyway. It might have been a lone wolf who did this. Or, heck, maybe the Illinois Democratic party is slipping. Have you seen the idiots that they’ve been running for higher office lately?
*Excuse me: “Whitney.”
**Excuse me: “whitney.”