News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
–Libertarian Steve Osborn finished second in the U.S. Senate race in Indiana to incumbent Richard Lugar, more than 1 million votes behind, but two weeks later asked for a recount in 10 precincts.
–Utah officials are investigating results in Daggett County, where 947 people were registered to vote on Nov. 7 (compared to the county’s entire 2005 census population of 943).
–In tiny Waldenburg, Ark., the mayor and his challenger tied at 18 votes each, with the only other candidate, Randy Wooten, receiving zero, which Wooten said was impossible because he had voted for himself.
–And in Lysowice, Poland (with November voting, also), an elections official became so distraught at irregularities at her polling station that she grabbed a box of ballots and locked herself in a restroom until police convinced her to come out.
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