MSNBC host Chris Hayes talked with Rick Santorum precinct captain late Monday night to discuss the candidate’s dismal turnout in the Iowa Caucus.

The captain showed a photo of his precinct’s final vote that he had taken with his smartphone, accidentally revealing that the unnamed Santorum supporter had not voted for his own candidate. Wearing a sweater vest bearing the candidates name, the man giggled as he said that his pen had run out of ink when it was time to write in Santorum’s name.

“I was like, I can’t just ask somebody for a new pen while I’m doing this.”

“Buddy, you’re the Santorum dude!”

We get it, giggly, unnamed man; you realized you really screwed the pooch on this one and couldn’t stand to write the name of such a loser. It happens to the best of us.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com