Swedish journalist could have voted in US election

Swedish business daily Dagens Industri‘s New York correspondent Lars Thulin yesterday went to a polling station, waited in line for the voting booth for 20 minutes, went in and checked out the voting machine. If he wanted to he could have voted. Problem is he is not a US citizen.

He cheated his way in by simply ignoring to have his signature checked and instead go straight to the voting booth line. Had he done it the proper way, the officials would have seen that he was not in the electoral register, but the world’s most powerful democracy was pretty easy to fool.

If he’d only had a camera phone with him to photograph the incident like Brian Nicks did when he tried to vote in California on Monday.