Chicago’s Elections Include Candidate “Rich Whitey”?


Green party candidate, R. Whitney

As the country gears up for the elections in November, Chicago had one of the most interesting candidates show up on its ballots last week.  The Associated Press reported that the candidate in question is “Rich Whitey”.  And if that’s the actual name on the ballot, they may as well drop out the race because the only thing he’d be voted for is “Most Likely to Not Be Voted for in a General Election.”

The machines and ballots carrying the name are supposed to be fixed by Thursday; in time for early voting.  But fortunately, that isn’t the actual name that showed up on the ballot.  Washington Post printed a retraction stating that the Associated Press botched the name.  But they weren’t that far off.  Read AP’s funny story here and the retraction here.

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