Well, apparently the Chicago-style ballot stuffing got out of hand for the Chicago Tribune Redeye's Bracketsville contest for the best of the current TV characters. Here's their announcement of a major overhaul:
We knew you loved your favorite TV characters but we didn’t know how far you were willing to go for them. It’s been evident to anybody watching the voting in the polls that something fishy was going on beyond mere ballot stuffing. We wish we could have stopped the people who rigged their browsers to vote hundreds of times per minute but unfortunately our system isn’t able to do that.
So we’re having a do over. We’re wiping out the votes for three of the four Elite Eight match-ups. We’re letting Jack Donaghy’s win over Ari Gold stand because there was no sign of rigged browsing. Instead of polls, you can now vote through our e-mail-based system. The extended voting will end at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 so we’re giving you 24 hours.
We’ll post updates later today to let you know how the voting is going. We’re doing this not because we care who wins but because many of you complained and we don’t want the winner to be the character whose fans had the most rigged browsers running.
Here are those Elite Eight matchups again:
1. Jack Bauer, “24” vs. Sawyer Ford, “Lost”
2. Jack Donaghy, “30 Rock” def. Ari Gold, “Entourage”
THE VOTING IS CLOSED IN THIS CATEGORY. JACK DONAGHY MOVES ON TO THE FINAL FOUR!
3. Dwight Schrute, “The Office” vs. Dr. Gregory House, “House”
4. Capt. Kara Thrace, “Battlestar Galactica” vs. Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons”
So visit the site and vote again for your favorites using the email system that they set up.
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