Ooops... "Osama" on the ballot

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  1. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Oooops... "Osama" on the ballot in NY

    Link to article
    This is on ajc.com with registration required, but should be available elsewhere

    Update: This link is to Yahoo News

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    At least they left off hiss middle name, that really would have created a mess.
     
  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    This is fantastic :D. I would love one of these ballot papers. Is there a way you can get ahold of one? I can't find them on ebay....
     
  4. voxnj macrumors regular

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    Election fraud is a serious crime. Those responsible should be jailed. This is disgusting!
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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    Mistake my foot. Someone was being cheeky, this was no mistake.
     
  6. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    They could have listed/misspelled running mates to make it really nice

    Barack Hussein Osama/Joeseph Binladen...
     
  7. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    Typographical error, eh? More like, least random typo in history.
    Freudian slip, maybe. Tongue-in-cheek, maybe. Typo, no.
     
  8. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    What's up with the star and the eagle icons? I find those a little out of place as well.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Can't wait for the Democrats to scream bloody murder that their McPain ballots were stopped.
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Perhaps some voters can't read??
     
  11. MacDawg thread starter macrumors P6

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    Just a little clearer picture...

    [​IMG]

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  12. Peace macrumors P6

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    This is pure electioneering. A very bad federal crime. The people responsible for that ballot should go to jail at Guatanamo.
     
  13. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    That is wrong, really wrong. :mad:
     
  14. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    that would have made misspelling Biden as Binladen even better since on one half it would have had Osama directly above Binladen.

    If you're gonna try to f-it up then do it right damnit!
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Ah yes, the Osama/Binladen ticket. Hopefully people in New York aren't that stupid.


    And I agree that this wasn't a typo. If I had wrote the ticket for the federal election, I would have checked the names a few times.
     
  16. Peace macrumors P6

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  18. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I believe them. They should not be that stupid to do it on purpose but I can see how it easily would slip by. When I first read the tread title I say "Barack Obama" and though what the hell is the idiot whining about this time. It was only after reading it 4-5 times did I catch it.
     
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  20. MacDawg thread starter macrumors P6

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    It might be helpful if you post a link for your statement.

    The original article I quoted in the first post said, "When they discovered the mistake, officials shredded the remaining "Osama" ballots and mailed correct versions to the roughly 300 people who had already received them. McDonough said the "Osama" mistake was made in only one of the 13 ballot versions mailed throughout the county, located east of the state capital of Albany."

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  22. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    Really?

    Out of all the millions of possible typos... Baback Orama, Barabk Obama, Barack Obana, Barack Omaba etc etc etc etc ad infinitum, do you really think it was by pure chance that it ended up as "Osama"?

    That's like trying to dismiss DNA evidence by suggesting "hey, the chance of a match is 1 in 37 million, right? So, what if it wasn't me, but this 37,000,001th person who committed the crime?"

    Yeah RIGHT.
     
  23. iParis macrumors 68040

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    *cough, cough*

    Sorry, I'm allergic to bull *****.
    If this is worse than "ObamaBiden" being called "OsamaBinladen" by a lot of people, especially where I live.
     

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