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BRAZIL DOUBLE-TAKE, Barack Obama’s on the ballot there too September 19, 2008

Filed under: General News — Ryann Hayman @ 2:43 pm
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With Barack Obama on the ballot in at least eight local elections in Brazil, you might think the Democratic presidential candidate is keeping his options open in case John McCain winds up in the White House.


     Not at all. Due to a quirk in Brazilian electoral law, candidates can put any name they want on the ballot, as long as it isn’t offensive. At least eight candidates have chosen to be known as “Barack Obama.”


     The Illinois senator is hugely popular in Brazil. The prospect of a black U.S. president has generated enthusiasm across the country, where more people call themselves black than anywhere except Nigeria.


     Many Brazilian candidates are hoping they can ride his distant coattails into office.


     Read the rest of this story HERE.


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