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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Is Oprah rigging votes against Zach Anner?

You may or may not have heard about all of this. Oprah is running a contest right here to give away a show. People submit videos, votes are voted, counts are counted... all that good stuff and things.

Here's Zach's audition video for the contest:

I don't know about you, but I love it. And so did most of the rest of the internet too. Large voting campaigns were launched all across sites like digg, reddit, 4chan, etc. Zach took the lead and kept it... until recently. Apparently, in a span of about 20 minutes his nearest competitor, a "Dr Phyllis" or some such got about 300,000 votes and passed him. She's now ahead by a good margin.

Also it seems the vote count for Zach himself is in question. There's been people saying that his votes go up, down, back up and down at weird, random rates. Talk of his votes being given to "phyllis" or some such. I tested this earlier while showing my sister the contest. When I viewed his page he was at exactly 4,296,647 votes. After a page refresh a few minutes later he was at exactly 4,279,691 votes. What the shit?

There's no legitimate way the contest allows someone to lose votes. I'm not sure what's going on, either website issues or real tampering but either way I don't like it.

Nothing is confirmed yet, but until something else is found out you should vote for Zach if you like his audition as much as I did. Watch his vote totals, you might see something weird.

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