Challenged Ballots

Submitted by: buddy 8 years ago in
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2008/11/19_challenged_ballots/

See if you can tell who these people were trying to vote for.
There are 53 comments:
Male 2,553
Lizard people yes!!!!
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Female 751
p.s. am I the only one with a green party joke here? c`mon ppl!
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Female 751
Hey the lizzard people are a very important green party...

CHEESYNESS IS GREATNESS. lol

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Male 845
i am the lizard people. and i lost by only 1 vote
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Male 59
lizard people.......... WOW!
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Female 576
I voted for the Lizard people too.
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Female 713
Paper ballots are old school!
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Female 447
That was pretty fun and interesting

And Lizard People...lol.

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Female 4,028
Is it just me, or does that not look like an arrow...?

Some of those claims about "intent" were so stupid.

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Male 100
I think some of these people are just to stupid to be allowed to vote. Can it really be that hard to FILL IN A BUBBLE?!?!
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Female 129
I voted for Franken... but Lizard People could make an awesome senator (senators?).
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Female 675
and this is why, they most definatly need to go to electronic. its faster and less likely to cause problems

on the OTHER hand... people are great hackers... and therefor could hack into it and all

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Male 599
"Bachmen"?
maybe badmen... learn to read people
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Male 7,933
I am seriously astonished that it did not go to the Lizard People. I demand a recount.
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Male 120
why do they let people write on the ballots. Seems to let the moron out in to many people
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Female 53
Hm... The Lizard People have my vote.

They don`t have thumbs, therefore ballots are unnecessary. :)

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Female 15,763
So.. is Minnesota the new Florida?
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Female 818
I shoulda voted for the Lizard People.
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Male 2,422
8-7 yes I remember know. Thanks for the correction.
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Female 462
My god.
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Male 292
But it was 7/7 and the "neutral" justice was a republican, so 8-7 (that`s the second time today U.S. History has come in handy - weird).
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Male 292
VV Ah. My mistake (and I used to know that, too!). I really should think before I type.

But what the drat is up with the pooty handwriting and total lack of hand-eye coordination in Minnesota?

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Male 2,422
Actually Tilden won both the electoral and popular votes, but not by the needed majority so it went to a House committee composed of 7 repulicans and six democrats who voted among themselves. And unsuprisingly, Tilden (Democrat) lost by one vote.
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Female 931
Wow some people need to learn how to look before filling in a bubble..
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Male 51
You know these types of situations, that waste so much money and no matter who wins present a picture of corruption, could all easily be avoided. If your going to make a law that states if someone signs their ballot(which has to be the most assinine law I have heard of) then why not make a law that states, "IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE ON YOUR BALLOT, ASK FOR A NEW ONE!!! WE`LL DESTROY YOUR OLD ONE!!! BECAUSE IF YOUR BALLOT IS ILLEGIBLE THEN WE ARE GOING TO THROW IT OUT AS WELL!!!!" See how easy that it is.
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Male 292
DuckBoy: One ELECTORAL vote. Tilden won the popular vote.
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Male 5,620
"Palin/Lizard people 2012!"

They have my vote.
Lizard people can run a really great economically successful country, and they don`t take crap from anyone.

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Male 818
Its dumb people like this that dont deserve to vote, a few exceptions though like the thumb print person
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Male 3,462
Nonsense Minimalist.
Rutherford Hayes won by just one vote.
Don`t ever say one vote never counted.
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Male 1,228
Colem and Franken are whiny babies.
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Male 1,228
The dot ones made me laugh.

"THEY FILLED IN HIS BUBBLE, BUT SINCE THEY PUT A TINY DOT IN MINE, THAT MEANS THEY OBVIOUSLY MEANT TO VOTE FOR ME!!!"

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Male 56
Palin/Lizard people 2012!
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Male 7
God, it looks like candidates will argue anything if it gets them one extra vote... cos we know that it makes all the difference. They argue that a vote should count because there is a dot in a box... they argue that they shouldn`t allow a vote because of a thumb print... they argue that a line is underlining a choice when it is obviously crossing it out... who do they actually think they are convincing?

It would be much easier if the scanners just accepted votes which follow the rules and reject ones that don`t, and that be the end of it. I mean, when I took my GCSE`s and they gave us these sort of tests, they didn`t argue over whether someone MEANT to put another answer - they just marked them wrong and failed the idots who didn`t read the instructions.

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Female 387
People are rubbish at filling in ballots. We had the same craziness over the Scottish ones. Why can`t people read instructions?
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Male 1,765
What would`ve happened if Lizard People won?
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Male 64
retarded ballots!!!!!!:-D
:-O
8-)
:-P
;-)
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Male 205
"I think it`s funny how biased the poll results are (about these ballots, not the ballots themselveS). On Ballot 1 of Day 2, where a choice for Coleman and a write-in are both present, everyone says reject the ballot. However, on ballot 5 of day 1, where you have the exact same situation only with Franken involved, everyone voted to let the vote count."

I voted that way and I have no idea who Franken or Coleman are. The first had an actual candidate in the write in box, the second had "Lizard people". Unless you seriously think the voter wanted to vote for "Lizard People" then it was likely a (stupid) joke

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Male 2,121
lol at the one at the end, the voter obviously crossed out Al but Al`s people argue that he was underlining it.
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Male 679
I think it`s funny how biased the poll results are (about these ballots, not the ballots themselveS). On Ballot 1 of Day 2, where a choice for Coleman and a write-in are both present, everyone says reject the ballot. However, on ballot 5 of day 1, where you have the exact same situation only with Franken involved, everyone voted to let the vote count.
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Male 498
when they said challenged ballots i thought they ment retarded people...or did they? WTF?!
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Male 498
boring lizard people was fUNEEHH!!
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Male 3
what--a bunch--of retards--how hard is it to fill in a bubble--did these people not take scantron tests in school?
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Female 1,545
Mehehehehe oh, Minnesota. We don`t do this thing called "politics".
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Male 650
Well looks like someone has forseen the falling of the meteor over Canada
We`d best get ready for our royal visitors
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Male 175
Lizard people ftw :-D
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Male 492
I just have a hard time with the idea of Al Franken being a US Senator. But this is coming from the same state who voted Jessie Ventura in. Minnesota is so crazy.
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Male 342
I for one welcome our Lizard People overlords!
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Male 422
I hope the Lizard People won!
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Male 342
Is it really so hard to fill a circle by the side of the name?
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Male 276
Buddy!
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Male 350
don`t like any of the ballots shown.. I mean.. who does that? Challenged Ballots for Challenged people? someone sould invent challenged people voting machines.. liek the electronic voting just a little easier probably with 10 "are you sure" boxes and someon explaining
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Female 486
The thumbprint was just an accident..
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Male 10,115
Link: Challenged Ballots [Rate Link] - See if you can tell who these people were trying to vote for.
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