From the "we get the government we deserve" department...
February 6, 2008 04:51 PM
Twenty voters at a Far North Side precinct who found their ink pens not working were told by election judges not to worry.
It's invisible ink, officials said. The scanner will count it.
But their votes weren't recorded after all.
"Part of me was thinking it does sound stupid enough to be true,'' said Amy Carlton, who had serious doubts but went ahead and voted anyway.
Supposedly the election official was "misinformed" about the invisible ink voting pens, and officials insist there were no dirty tricks involved.