`Osama' on the ballot

October 11, 2008 8:37:40 PM PDT
Osama, Obama? What's the difference? Not much, apparently, in an upstate New York county where hundreds of voters were sent absentee ballots in which they could vote for "Barack Osama." Oops.

Hundreds of absentee ballots sent to voters in Rensselaer County identified the two presidential candidates as "John McCain" and "Barack Osama."

Commissioners for the Rensselaer County Board of Elections say they "regret the error," without actually acknowledging what the error was.

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