Lizard People ’08

Lizard People

Lizard People!

Oh hey, the Lizard People. Of course! However, you don’t have to write them in, as they allegedly are already on the ballot. [via]

6 Comments so far

  1. Donavon (brash) on November 19th, 2008 @ 10:57 pm

    Luckily I checked before I posted, because I almost posted a blog post talking about the same exact ballot. The text from my post:

    I am putting a call out to anyone who lives in Beltrami County: find the person who voted for Lizard People, and bring them to me. With only 25,237 registered voters in this county, it can’t be hard to find them. Just listen up for someone bragging about “electing the next great lizard dynasty,” and how “they almost voted a straight lizard ticket, but they went with Franken at the last minute.”

  2. Art (artallen) on November 19th, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

    What I like about this is that even though this person voted Franken, he wrote in Lizard People just in case he had a last minute change of heart. That’s commitment. To the Lizard People.

  3. Donavon (brash) on November 19th, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

    What I find ridiculous is that this vote was thrown out by the Beltrami county auditor as an "overvote." Obviously they wrote in Lizard People and voted for Al Franken as a manner of showing that there is a distinct choice between Al Franken and, you know, Lizard People.

  4. Julie (julie) on November 19th, 2008 @ 11:06 pm

    "Straight lizard ticket" LOL! On Twitter, Aaron Landry speculates "Lizard People was written-in simply to give Al Franken a formidable opponent."

    I wish they used something other than bubble sheets. I get nervous every time I have to fill one in, it’s too much like I am taking a standardized test.

  5. Donavon (brash) on November 19th, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

    Like many other Minnesotans, I am worried that my absentee ballot will not be counted. While I successfully voted absentee at the Hennepin County Government Center, my wife tried to go and vote absentee the next day, and was told that if you just moved to a new location and have yet to vote in an election there, you cannot vote absentee, even if you’re fully registered. I’m 99% sure this is bunk, but there’s that 1% that makes me want to call up my County Auditor and ask if my ballot was rejected or not.

    As if it would matter. I voted for Barkley. But still.

  6. kevinfromminneapolis on November 20th, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

    I just assumed. No sense actually writing it in.

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