Mysteries of the challenged ballots

It’s tempting to make fun of the people behind some of the challenged ballots in the recount of the Minnesota gubernatorial race.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer for conservation district? How many of you who voted in that race actually knew anything about the candidates? How much do you know about Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Exactly.


I think this is a vote for Tony Curtis. He, of course, is dead:


The media almost never covers races like sheriff or county commissioner or water resources commissioner. Would you pay attention if we did?


I always feel cheated when I’m asked to fill in an oval circle in a race where only one person is running. This person at least thought he (or she) would make a race of it.


By the end of a typical ballot, aren’t most of us just guessing who these people are?

Which is not to say that some voters are not entirely deserving of derision …




It’s almost as if the person filling out this ballot knew a recount was coming.

We’ll have more of these on the MPR News Web site later.