Sometimes, typos matter â€” a lot. Weâ€™ve seen typos get law firms into all kinds of trouble. And now a typo might ruin the already slim gubernatorial chances of a Green Party candidate.
Running on the Green Party line, Rich Whitney wasnâ€™t likely to become the next Governor of Illinois anyway. But an error at the Chicago Board of Elections will cause Whitneyâ€™s name to be misspelled as â€œWhiteyâ€ on some touch screen ballots this November. Of the 23 wards affected by this typo, half of them are in largely African-American districts. And the error cannot not be fixed in time for Election Day.
So yeah, black people in Chicago will be able to vote for â€œRich Whiteyâ€ this fall. ##Read the rest!##