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How do you accidentally run for President of Iceland? (via) Anna Andersen writes about a spectacular user interface design case-study from this year's Icelandic presidential election.

Running for President requires 1,500 endorsements. This year, those endorsements can be filed online through a government website.

The page for collecting endorsements originally had two sections - one for registering to collect endorsements, and another to submit your endorsement. The login link for the first came higher on the page, and at least 11 people ended up accidentally running for President!