(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
I Voted Today!
And I had to use the write-in option again for at least one of the offices.
I’m not saying I was the guy. I’m not saying I wasn’t. But someone somewhere voted for Lizard People. I suspect it could be the start of a movement.
On the U.S. Senate section of the ballot, the oval for Al Franken was filled in. But at the bottom was a write-in for Lizard People. Lucas Davenport says it was meant as a joke.
“I don’t know if you’ve heard the conspiracy theory about the Lizard Men,” said Davenport. “A friend of mine, we didn’t like the candidates, so we were at first going to write in revolution, because we thought that was good and to the point. And then, we thought the Lizard People would be even funnier, and there was kind of a running inside gag between some friends and I.”
Lizard People refers to the conspiracy theory there’s a race of shape shifting lizards masquerading as humans who rule the world, but Davenport doesn’t consider himself a believer.
The vote was thrown out for having more than one name indicated, a decision the Franken campaign has challenged. But the ballot instantly attracted national attention.
Some people posted angry responses on blogs, accusing the unknown voter of wasting a vote in the too-close-to-call race.
Davenport, a contractor who lives in Bemidji, Minn., says that’s why he finally decided to come clean.
“I mean, it was on ‘Hardball,’ and there was serious discussion about it, it’s ridiculous. If Lizard People, in plural, is written in on the ballot, I don’t think it should be taken seriously, whatsover, and this animosity is just wonderful,”