Editor’s Note: The following was written by Harold Leeder, editor-in-chief of The New Circle Circular, Lexington’s #1 source of fake news you can’t count on.
The voting to decide the name of the new Rupp Arena video board comes to an end this week. The Lexington Center Board Committee has chosen two finalists out of the 3,800 submissions received from fans. Many voters were confused as to how the two final options, Lexi and Seymore, were among the best options available. “Surely there has to be two better candidates out there,” said Facebook voter Lucy AllUpInThat Levinson. “Seriously, these two are the best they could come up with? This is definitely deciding between the lesser of two evils.”
Since it was an open call for submissions on the internet we have to assume that 60-70% of the nearly 4,000 submissions were thrown out because they included either an obscenity, the number 69 repeatedly or a reference to Harambe. The rest were Hillary memes and crayon drawings that we are just going to hope were made by children. Which left the two submissions presented to the public.
The two finalists that voters are currently trying to decide between are Seymore and Lexi, so here we are again choosing between a rich white man, and a woman that no one likes. Currently, Lexi leads Seymore by over 1,000 votes, but keep in mind, the system of voting via Facebook reaction emojis only allows us to see the results of the popular vote; we will have to wait until December 3rd to see how the electoral votes pan out.
For the voters out there that have yet to make their voice heard we are happy to inform you that there are other options. First of all, you are free to write in any name you would like in the comments section and, from the looks of it, Rupp Arena’s twitter account will respond telling you a different way to vote, don’t listen to them, that’s just the man trying to rig this election. Another way to cast a vote for a third party candidate is to go to the election image and select the angry face emoji, this is a vote for Libertarian and former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson. Please make sure your vote is heard. This is an important election as it will determine the name that no one uses for the next four years.