April 16, 2009
[efoods]At 22 years old, St. Louis Blues rookie sensation T.J. Oshie doesn’t meet the age requirements to be mayor of St. Louis. But that didn’t stop a fan blog called Vote 4 Oshie from organizing a hastily crafted campaign to have fans write in Oshie’s name for last Tuesday’s mayoral elections around Missouri.
Alas, it would appear that he fell a few votes short. But the campaign was so inspirational that a Blues fan actually wrote Oshie’s name on a ballot in last Tuesday’s O’Fallon, Mo. mayoral election and then proudly photographed it before having the image posted on Vote 4 Oshie.
Surprise, surpise: This is all actually quite illegal, according to county election officials. From the Post-Dispatch:
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