Skip to comments.City worker rigged radio poll to favor mayor
Posted on 11/01/2007 1:24:25 PM PDT by steel_resolve
A city government employee developed a computer program that let him rig a radio station's online poll in favor of the mayor, who is seeking re-election Tuesday.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's administration said the employee, who works in the city's computer department, would not be disciplined.
"As far as I'm concerned, it was all in good fun," the mayor said.
The employee found a way around restrictions on repeat voting, allowing him to bombard the site with votes favoring the mayor, the mayor's office acknowledged. The poll, posted last week, showed 86 percent of listeners believed the media was too harsh in its coverage of Mr. Ravenstahl, compared with 14 percent who didn't.
Ravenstahl spokeswoman Alecia Sirk said there were no grounds for discipline because the employee rigged the poll on his own time.
(Excerpt) Read more at postgazette.com ...
Sounds like the radio poll follows suit with the regular voting around here.
What an idiot (the Mayor, I mean). He deserves to be booted.
I wonder if the employee also works for the RuPaul campaign?
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Online polls are born rigged.
Voting machines are next.
Why did you have to hold up a mirror? You ruined the thread!
All right, Yer Honor, what's this one gonna cost me?
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