October 10th, 2008
05:45 PM ET
14 years ago

New York county prints ‘Barack Osama’ on ballots


This absentee ballot was sent out to voters in Rensselaer County in New York state. Photo credit: Albany Times Union newspaper
(CNN) - Some are calling it a Freudian slip. Everyone’s calling it a big mistake.

Hundreds of absentee ballots sent to voters in New York State’s Rensselaer County, near Albany, were printed with Barack Obama’s last name spelled as “Osama," the Albany Times Union reports.

County elections officials tell the newspaper that it was a typo that made it by three rounds of proof-readers. They also said the error affected just a few hundred voters, and that they will re-send corrected ballots on request.

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