Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ballot Glitch Pushes Mets SS Reyes To Victory In NY Gubernatorial Election

New Yorkers were shocked on Monday morning to learn that Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has been elected Governor of New York State.  According to News 12, Reyes narrowly defeated Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Carl Paladino to win the election despite the lack of a nomination.

So how did a Dominican baseball player rise to political power?  Experts are blaming major voting errors caused by New York’s new and overly complicated voting system.  Apparently, many voting sites received old 2010 All-Star game ballots instead of the proper ballot.  As a result, millions of New Yorkers mistakenly cast votes for ballplayers instead of politicians.  In a similar mishap, Chone Figgins is now NY State Comptroller.

While an investigation has been launched, many voters don’t seem to bothered by the prospect of Governor Reyes.  “I mean can he really be any worse than the last two guys?” said Jonathan Carey of Long Island City.  “Maybe he can liven up Albany with his dance moves.”

Reyes was at his home in Manhasset when he heard the news.  While he was surprised and doesn’t expect the results to hold up, Reyes was quick to appoint former Mets first base coach Razor Shines as his Lieutenant Governor.   

The Mets have announced that there will be an inauguration reception and pig roast at Citi Field in January following Jose’s swearing in.  Tickets are available for $200 each at

All articles featured on The Apple are fictitious. No Mets were harmed in the writing of this story.

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