Jill Stein Flies to Wrong City for Rally

The Green Party candidate got her Ohio C's mixed up
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2016 2:07 PM CDT
Jill Stein Flies to Wrong City for Rally
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein accidentally flew to the wrong Ohio city for a rally Friday. In fairness, they all start with C.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In the incredibly off-chance she's elected president, Dr. Jill Stein might consider forcing Ohio to choose new city names that don't start with the letter C. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Green Party candidate was expected to be two hours late to a rally at Ohio's Capital University after she accidentally flew into Cincinnati instead of Columbus. Capital University is in Bexley, just outside of Columbus, while Cincinnati is more than 120 miles away, the Los Angeles Times helpfully explains. Where was it when Stein was booking her tickets?

Pizzas were ordered to tide over the 100 or so people gathered at Capital University to hear Stein speak. It's unclear how many of them planned on waiting around for her to make the two-hour drive, pizzas or no. Stein received 0.3% of the vote in Ohio when she ran in 2012, slightly worse than she did nationally. And while USA Today reports she's currently polling at a much-improved 2% in the state, this whole Columbus/Cincinnati debacle probably isn't going to help. (Read more Jill Stein stories.)

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