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Stuffing the Ballot Box--Whatever the Means

The blogosphere is in an uproar over a ballot stuffing scandal. A commenter on Daily Kos posted and ran some code for automagically inflating Kos’ vote total for Best Overall Blog in the 2004 Weblog Awards.

I haven’t mentioned the awards since I am not nominated in any of the categories, but still, how pathetic do you have to be to stuff an online poll in what is basically a vanity contest?

More thoughts on this from Power Line and The Shape of Days.

UPDATE: Jay Tea shares his thoughts on the matter.

UPDATE II: Hugh Hewitt comments on the implications of this scandal for the real world.