Saturday, October 11, 2008

Barack "Osama" on Rensselaer County Ballots

Hundreds of voters in Rensselaer County received absentee ballots with a rather unfortunate typo. Instead of saying Barack Obama as it should, it said Barack Osama. Now before anyone goes and claims right wing conspiracy, officials from both sides of the aisle are saying it was an accident. That is one heck of a typo; "s" and "b" are about three letters away from each other. Apparently, this typo got past three spell checkers.

"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's last name is spelled "Osama" on hundreds of absentee ballots mailed out this week to voters in Rensselaer County.

The misspelling, which elections officials on both sides of the aisle insist was simply a typo, is causing embarrassment for the county.

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