Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wouldn't It Make Elections More Interesting If Everyone Could Vote For Themselves?

A true story from Minnesota in Politico:

A woman questioned the accuracy of the certified election results for president in 2004. It turns out she wrote herself in as a candidate for president of the United States. The Secretary of State’s office informed Joy Elaine Pendergast that her “single vote was counted, reported, canvassed and certified according to Minnesota law.” Unfortunately, the deadline for an official recount had passed. When I checked the results, indeed, a single write-in vote for Joy Elaina Graham-Pendergast is recorded in Minnesota’s official election results for 2004.

5 comments:

Blognor Regis said...

I predict a dead heat. 1 for me, 1 for you, 1 for him, etc.

James Graham (Quaequam Blog!) said...

I wouldn't vote for me - I'd be bloody awful!

Blognor Regis said...

Would that many other elected representatives shared your self-awareness. Present company excepted of course....

Chris Black said...

Of course , you could extend this principle beyond politics.

Papal elections, for example.

Or Strictly Come Dancing...

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