Last month we reported that the makers of Monopoly were holding an election to add a new piece to the game, and to get rid of one of the existing pieces. I was sure the robot would win, but the cat lovers stuffed the ballot boxes, likely cheating, to make sure the kitty won. No one is surprised that the iron was voted out. (Thanks, Amy!)
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