Friday, October 10, 2008

N.Y. absentee ballot misspells Barack Obama's name Osama!

Two days after the New York Times reported that tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law, the Times Union from Rensselaer County, New York reports that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's last name is spelled "Osama" on hundreds of absentee ballots mailed out this week to voters.

You can't make this stuff up!

I have attached a scanned copy of the ballot.

1 comment:

- said...

mike's right, you can't make this stuff up. the scan proves it. Note
that the democrat line shows "osama" while the working families line shows "obama."

I had the pleasure of voting the working families line on the NY ballot in 2000, when I was living our of a hotel for a year while organizing for UNITE. Great story about Working Families Party in David Sirota's book "Uprising."

We need electoral reform! fusion, instant run-off, and making election day a national holiday would each be a great start.

No matter what crazy shit they try to pull this year, Obama's margin of victory will beat any shenanigans.

The McCain Straight Talk (Bullshit) Express is on fire and about to crash and burn!