Dancing with the Stars 2010 ABC: Online Voting Flaw to Blame for Bristol Palin in DWTS Finals?WendyM
The Dancing with the Stars 2010 ABC final 3 is in place for next week’s finale, but is an online voting flaw to blame for Bristol Palin’s move to the DWTS finals?
Should Dancing with the Stars reconsider their voting procedures to make the process more fair? Or will shows like this continue to be more of a popularity contest than a talent competition?
Dancing with the Stars 2010 ABC voting procedure flaws and voter fraud may be part of the reason that Bristol Palin advanced to the finals over Brandy, who had a perfect score for one of her semi-final performances.
Are Tea Party and Sarah Palin supporters working the flawed Dancing with the Stars online voting system, submitting as many votes as they can to push the “teen activist” forward?
Jezebel.com points to conservative sites’ message boards telling the tale of cheating the ABC.com online voting, as the site will allow an infinite number of votes to be cast by simply using fake email addresses.
One commenter posted:
“Here’s a hint: They don’t have to be VALID email addresses to register them with ABC.com, there is apparently no validation process. The just have to be formatted like a valid email address, and you must use a valid zip code and a birthdate that makes you old enough to vote. I’m voting like a democrat, all night long…”
Another comment on the message board said they spent three hours voting for Bristol Palin, racking up 300 votes!
Is the Dancing with the Stars 2010 ABC online voting so flawed that Bristol made it through? Should DWTS revise their online voting procedures so it’s more fair?
Is this way of voting for Bristol cheating?