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Monday, May 17, 2004

American Idol Outrage: Your Vote Doesn't Count

An in-depth look at America's most popular show reveals a seriously flawed voting system.

In reality, no phone system has the capacity to handle that kind of call volume. A logjam is inevitable and starts at the local level. AT&T, along with Telescope UK, is in charge of the Idol tabulations. "The real issue is not with the long-distance carrier network" but with jammed local phone lines, says Linda Lungo, vice president of AT&T's domestic business development.
via [ lost remote ]

I'm not that interested in the outcome this time.

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