There is no doubt that the pop-culture hit of Minnesota’s recount is this disputed Beltrami County ballot:
Unless the author shows up with a handwriting sample (and possibly a urine sample), we’ll never really know “voter intent.”
But of course, there’s trusty Google, which turns up this possible explainer from Wired magazine’s “Best Conspiracy Theories”:
Lizard-People Run the World
If a science fiction-based religion isn’t exotic enough, followers of onetime BBC reporter David Icke believe that certain powerful people — like George W. Bush and the British royals — actually belong to an alien race of shape-shifting lizard-people. Icke claims Princess Diana confirmed this to one of her close friends; other lizard theories (there are several) point to reptilian themes in ancient mythology. And let’s not forget the ’80s TV show V.
By the way, I give Franken that vote. Clearly, Lizard People don’t get the nod for Senate if the oval isn’t blacked in. [Hat tip on ballot publicity to MPR’s fabulous “You be the judge.”]