"Big Typo" on Washington May 24 Primary absentee ballot? - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

"Big Typo" on Washington May 24 Primary absentee ballot?

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If you're from Washington state, but are living abroad, you're going to receive an absentee ballot that looks like it could have a mistake on it. KHQ Facebook Friend Katie Casinger sure did. She's in the military, stationed in Ohio, and posted a picture of the absentee ballot she received saying, "Washington State absentee ballot has a BIG TYPO!!!"

The typo she's referring to is the option to vote for Ben Carson as a Republican Presidential Candidate.

Casinger got her ballot ahead of the May 24 primary, but Carson suspended his campaign in March, and became a Donald Trump supporter. So why's his name still on the ballot?

Because, according to the Washington Secretary of State, he never asked to remove it.

So this isn't a typo. Only candidates can remove themselves from the May 24 Primary. Marco Rubio "signed such a withdrawal, but Carson did not respond to numerous contacts from the State Election Division," the Secretary's Office said in a release.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will appear on the Democratic side of the primary ballot.

So if you, your friends, your family receive one of these absentee ballots, take note: not a mistake, just a candidate who didn't file the paperwork he needed to.

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