Tuesday, June 29, 2004

So, are politics really dry and tasteless?

This, from yesterday's CQ's "Midday Update":

And now for some news with a political flavor: Reuters reports that
Canadian election officials are imploring voters not to eat their ballots
when they go to the polls for federal elections today. "Eating a ballot,
not returning it or otherwise destroying or defacing it constitutes a
serious breach of the Canada Elections Act," Elections Canada warns on its
Internet site, along with answers to more standard questions such as "Why
should I vote?" and "Am I registered?" Three men from Alberta were charged
with eating their ballots during the nation's 2000 election. Calling
themselves members of the Edible Ballot Society, they claimed to be
protesting a lack of real choice among candidates. And you thought hanging
chads were a problem.


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