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Steve MB
02-08-2008, 01:32 PM
Just when you think you've heard it all, a whole new wrinkle in voting shenanigans, from (where else?) Chicago:

Voters Are Told Pen Had 'Invisible Ink' (http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/779528,CST-NWS-magic06.article):
When it comes to election shenanigans, Chicago has been accused of just about everything.

But invisible ink?

Twenty voters at a Far North Side precinct who found their ink pens not working were told by election judges not to worry.

It's invisible ink, officials said. The scanner will count it....

I don't know what's more appalling -- the fact that the election judges told people this story, or that they fell for it. :smack:

Zebra
02-08-2008, 02:44 PM
By late afternoon, five voters had been contacted and told to come back to the polling place to vote again. And elections staff had left messages at the homes of the rest, Allen said.


How did they know the names of the voters that were cheated?

Giles
02-08-2008, 03:00 PM
How did they know the names of the voters that were cheated?
Perhaps they crossed out the names in invisible ink, so the names were still legible on the list of voters.