Brazilians voting for a bunch of Baracks

September 19, 2008 9:47:51 AM PDT
Voters in Brazil will get to cast their ballots for Barack Obama -- but not THE Barack Obama.There are candidates named Barack Obama in at least eight local elections in Brazil.

Due to a quirk in Brazilian law, candidates can run under any name they want on the ballot -- as long as it's not offensive.

The Democratic presidential candidate is hugely popular in Brazil. And some local politicians hope to ride his long-distance coattails into office.

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