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Saint Chad was bishop of both York and Lichfield during the 7th century A.D. After the U.S. presidential elections of 2000, when paper ballot segments called 'chads' were a key point of contention, a rumor circulated that the historical St. Chad was the patron saint of disputed elections. The rumor was not true; although Chad himself was once involved in a confused dispute over the bishopric of York, he was never patron saint of elections.
In Gaelic, Saint Chad is known as St. Ceadda.
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