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Lighten Up: The Case of the Invisible Ink

Amid tales of Floridians showing up to vote on Super Tuesday — a full week late for their state's primary — and Obama's "girl" not showing up at all, there's this invisible ink voting snafu out of Chicago.

Election officials in Chicago investigated the claims of "magic" invisible ink pens to mark ballots, and concluded that it was "just utter stupidity." It's quite the Super Tuesday fiasco . . .

freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
raciccarone, hey now! Where would you send your old people to die if you didn't have us?
hayworthgilda hayworthgilda 9 years
that's my old neighborhood -- oh, sooo embarrrassed.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
Wow this makes me kind of angry, being from Chicago myself. Maybe I'm just taking it too seriously but this didn't help me to "lighten up" it kind of boiled my nerves actually
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Mymellow, don't you mean "could not care less" ;)
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
I think maybe we can still sell Florida back to Spain. Maybe there's like a 300 year return policy?
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 9 years
That is beyond awful.
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
Yeah, that was messed up. Luckily my co-worker is very strong in his beliefs and could care less, but it did make me wonder if they actually did sway anyone else and, if so, what effect he had on the primaries....
Jillness Jillness 9 years
That is hideous, mymellowman, and illegal. Polling workers shouldn't tell you who to vote for. Wow!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
oops *freegracefrom
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
exactly freefromgrace!!! :oy:
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Shunning my eyes, while I am from Chicago.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
That is not the only thing that was mishandled in Los Angeles. I lived there for over two years and just recently left for the east coast. I still work for the same company, but work from at home now. Anyhow, I was speaking to the guy I used to share an office with who is conservative/libertarian. He is a registered Libertarian, when he showed up to the polling area he was told he could vote Libertarian or Democratic. (He knew this already, but being more conservative he decided he would rather vote Libertarian than vote Democratic.) He said he was voting Libertarian at which point multiple people who were working/hanging around the polling place told him he was throwing his vote away and that he should vote Democratic and started carrying on about how Republicans area dieing breed and the votes shouldn't be wasted. I suppose, all in all, our polling system needs to be refined across the board.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
Jillness Jillness 9 years
50% of the Independant vote in Los Angeles county was not counted because poll workers failed to give voters proper instructions (they were supposed to punch 2 holes, not just their candidate's name). I think the US voting system needs to be simplified. Haven't we learned from Florida?
janneth janneth 9 years
YOU MUST BE KIDDING! Invisible ink? I hope they sign that person's paycheck with invisible ink. Though it did make me laugh...
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
What's happened to our election process? lol Can we not do it right anymore? Jeez.
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