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Questionable ballots! Voting shenanigans! Military involvement! No, it’s not an advertisement for a soon-to-be-released War Room-style Florida-recount documentary. Rather, these are phrases that might attach to recent developments in a T-shirt design contest for the largest 10-mile race in America, the Army Ten-Miler, which takes place around the Pentagon, the Mall, and the monuments each October. “The Army Ten-Miler T-shirt Design Contest was temporarily stopped because of technical difficulties and voting irregularities,” reads an e-mail recently sent to race participants. “Action has been taken to correct all system problems and additional measures have been taken to identify voters who cheat.” All ballots in the contest—and not merely those with overvotes or dimpled chads—were thrown out. Voting restarted June 21. —Elissa Silverman