Whitney to debate Rep./Dem. opponents at 9 PM EST, plus voting machine error that listed him as ‘Rich Whitey’ to be fixed

First, you can watch the Illinois gubernatorial debate that includes Green Rich Whitney – although it excludes Libertarian Lex Green – by clicking here to watch the livestream.  It starts at 9 PM EST (that’s 8 PM in Illinois).

Also (H/T to commenter WalterGPW), the previously reported voting machine error that would have listed Whitney as “Rich Whitey” in some heavily African-American areas is going to be fixed.  From the Chicago Sun-Times:

An embarrassed Chicago Election Board will spend the money and time to re-program and re-test 4,200 electronic voting machines to correct a spelling error that changed the last name of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney to “Whitey.”

If the mistake had been anything other than “Whitey” in a city with a history of racial politics, the costly correction might not have been necessary, officials said.

7 thoughts on “Whitney to debate Rep./Dem. opponents at 9 PM EST, plus voting machine error that listed him as ‘Rich Whitey’ to be fixed

  1. Deran

    “Rich Whitey”, I would love to know what wards that error was to appear in. I mean, was it an attempt to discredit him in wards with a predominant non-white voters? I’m not prone to consirpacy, but this Illinois we’re talking abt.

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