IL candidate name misspelled as 'Rich Whitey'

October 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A candidate for governor in Illinois was mistakenly listed as "Rich Whitey" instead of Rich Whitney on thousands of Chicago electronic-voting machines.Possibly making matters worse, about half the wrong ballots are in African-American neighborhoods.

His name is actually Rich Whitney. He's the Green Party candidate for governor.

But on 500 electronic voting machines, the "N" was left off on the page where voters review their picks.

The elections board says the problem will be fixed, but several thousand ballots have already been cast.


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