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Voters given ‘invisible ink’ pens

by Brad A. Greenberg

February 6, 2008 | 2:31 pm

There is no religion angle to this story, an occasional phenomenon on The God Blog. But you’ve got to read this:

When it comes to election shenanigans, Chicago has been accused of just about everything.

But invisible ink?

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.

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