Carl Chipman won the 2014 Terry Award, no two ways about it.
Oops! I spoke too soon. There’s two ways about it… The doctored poll results you see above, and the true poll results you see below.
Around 7:30 last Friday evening, with more than 50% of the votes going his way, the Town of Rochester Supervisor Carl Chipman was on top of the leaderboard. Town of Wawarsing Supervisor Leonard Distel was at the bottom, with no votes at all.
A few minutes later – during which 41 votes were cast for him – Mr. Distel jumped to the top position. No way in hell so many people converged to vote for Mr. Distel in such a short span of time. Statistically impossible.
But there is an explanation: someone found a way to overcome my one-person-one-vote poll setting, and tried to change the outcome. In other words, somebody didn’t like the fact that Chipman was winning the title of “most malignant politician.”
We nullified the 41 fraudulent votes cast for Mr. Distel, and here are the true results in the 2014 Terry Award:
A question arises: if someone tries to fraudulently change the outcome of a mickey mouse poll, what is that person capable of doing in a real life situation like – let’s say – the 2015 elections?
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco