Blues Fan Faces Legal Action For Election Prank

St. Louis Blues fans finally have a reason to celebrate. Their team is back the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2004, thanks to a cadre of up-and-coming players including Patrik Berglund, Cam Janssen, and rookie sensation T.J. Oshie. Attendance at the Scottrade Center is on the rise, and people in St. Louis are once again excited about their city’s hockey fortunes.

One fan in particular was so excited about these new-look Blues that he decided to start a blog, VOTE 4 OSHIE, campaigning for T.J. Oshie as a write-in candidate for mayor of St. Louis. The campaign failed, of course, but that didn’t stop one anonymous Blues fan from writing in Oshie for mayor of O’Fallon, Missouri, and sharing a picture of his ballot with the blog. Oops - turns out taking pictures of completed ballots is illegal in Missouri, and now election officials are furious.

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Voter Fraud, But Since It’s Canada Nobody Cares

The Vote for Rory campaign last year was cute. Fans got behind a scrappy defenseman and stuffed the ballot box for the NHL All-Star Game, and it was a bit of harmless fun. Leave it to Montreal Canadiens fans to take things a little too far, and probably force Gary Bettman to cancel the All-Star Game altogether. This is why we can’t have nice things!

NHL All-Star Voting

Currently, the third-place Canadiens don’t look like they’ll actually have a break during the All-Star break. Habs players lead the fan voting at all six positions, each with more than 180,000 votes. The highest totals for a non-Canadien? Sidney Crosby, only the most popular player on the planet, with 68,000. Way to subtly work the system, Montreal douchebags.

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