Monday, December 13, 2004
Oh, it apparently wasn't a political statement - that might even be kinda cool (even though that would've been my guy getting screwed). However, chalk this faithless elector up to incompetence...
Oh, the jokes that could be had at the expense of the Democratic party in Minnesota...
No one claimed credit for the Edwards vote. Several electors said they suspected that someone unconsciously mixed up the two Johns on the ticket rather than purposefully made a political statement.
``If it was meant to be a protest-type vote I would be upfront and say `This is how I voted,' said elector Frank Simon of Chaska. ``It doesn't seem like anyone is coming forth to say that.''
- Minnesota: Every bit as stupid as Florida, but without the sunshine.
- Minnesota Elector: I voted for who? Eh?
- Minnesota Elector: What do you mean I can't vote for the Big Lebowski?
- Minnesota Elector: I couldn't help myself. He has hair like a pony.
- Minnesota Elector: Voting is haaaard.
Anyways add your own jibe at Minnesota, the Dem party, the dumbass elector or whatever else you think is appropriate in the comments and we'll have a contest of sorts with some sort of prize (somehow the traditional polyscifi prize seems dated, so I'll come up with something new).
And we'll even announce the winner next week! (nudge nudge Thason)
I hadn't noticed this part. Life certainly is funny...
One of the 10 handwritten ballots cast for president carried the name of vice presidential candidate John Edwards (actually spelled "Ewards" on the ballot) rather than Kerry.So technically, the vote isn't even for John Edwards...