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Published October 15, 2010

A mistake on thousands of Chicago electronic-voting machines has an Illinois gubernatorial candidate's name listed as "Rich Whitey" instead of Rich Whitney. The "n" was left out of his last name.

Chicago elections officials say the mistake wasn't intentional and will be fixed.

Chicago elections board Chairman Langdon Neal said crews will work overtime to reprogram and retest 530 machines being used for early voting and an additional 4,200 destined for the Nov. 2 election.

The mistake in the Green Party candidate's name appears on a review screen that allows voters to double-check their selections, not on the screen where the vote is registered. It also is not on paper ballots.

Green Party Chairman Phil Huckelberry says it's not clear what affect the mistake may have had on early voters.

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