(The Atlantic Wire) If you want to know how someone registered to vote as Barack Obama without a birth certificate, well, don’t go there. But one key missing letter did let one prankster slip through the cracks as the president… until jury duty caught up with him.
The thing is, no one is sure where this Barack H. Obama came from. Somehow, during the lead-up to the 2008 election, someone put the President’s name on a voter registration card in Pennsylvania as a prank, the Associated Press’ Joe Mandek reports. This prankster was able to avoid detection until now because the registration card was filed in the system as “Barack H. Oba-n-a,” a stealthy one-consonant difference. It wasn’t until last week, when a Pennsylvania judge was looking through voter registration forms for potential jury duty candidates, that the mix-up was discovered.