‘Rich Whitey’ runs for governor on Chicago’s South Side

I’m sure this is just a coinidence:

The last name of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney is misspelled as “Whitey” on electronic-voting machines in nearly two dozen wards — about half in predominantly African-American areas — and election officials said Wednesday the problem cannot be corrected by Election Day.

The misspelling turned up on touch-screen machines in 23 wards overall. Whitney’s name is spelled correctly on the machines’ initial screens showing all of the candidates’ names, but it is misspelled on review screens that later show a voter his or her choices, said Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections.

Gov. Pat Quinn, D, trails his Republican opponent and polls at about 40 percent. He’s in “Corzine Rule” territory, so this probably won’t be enough to save him.

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