Why did nobody vote in Minneapolis' Ward 10, Precinct 3B?
On election day, not a single ballot was cast in Minneapolis' Ward 10, Precinct 3B.
But before you call the Election Integrity Watch to report voter fraud, understand this: If you wanted to take a poll of the living things in 3B, you'd need scuba gear.
That's because the entirety of 3B is on the east side of Lake Calhoun. And since fish can't vote, no ballots were cast.
In an email to the Star Tribune, City Clerk Casey Carl (what alliteration!) explained that 3B's uninhabited-by-humans boundaries are "the unintentional result of a programming error made in drawing new ward boundary lines during the redistricting process." The error was supposed to be fixed before the ward maps were finalized, but wasn't.
On the bright side, you'll never hear a legislator say a city official "should be executed" because of long lines at 3B's polls. But unfortunately, if you wanted to vote there, you'd first have to install some gills via a South Park-style Walleyeoplasty.
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