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9th Nov '16 7:11:16 PM bwburke94
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* The Creator/DonaldTrump presidential campaign of 2016 has made a point of suggesting these sorts of shenanigans are likely in the 2016 presidential campaign. Due to the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement, it's probably best to leave it at that and not say anything more.
23rd Oct '16 8:19:20 PM JMQwilleran
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* The Creator/DonaldTrump presidential campaign of 2016 has made a point of suggesting these sorts of shenanigans are likely in the 2016 presidential campaign. Due to the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement, it's probably best to leave it at that and not say anything more.
22nd Oct '16 4:45:58 AM Morgenthaler
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22nd Oct '16 4:45:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' where the drunken Irish (mouse) Mayor of New York City attends the funeral of another mouse and notes that he was too young to vote, "But he'll vote from now on" and puts his name in a book of "ghost voters". Considering that said mouse ("[[BlatantLies Honest]]" John) was a pretty obvious reference to the Tammany Hall political machine, it makes perfect sense.

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* Mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' where the drunken Irish (mouse) Mayor of New York City attends the funeral of another mouse and notes that he was too young to vote, "But he'll vote from now on" and puts his name in a book of "ghost voters".
** Considering that said mouse ("[[BlatantLies Honest]]" John) was a pretty obvious reference to the Tammany Hall political machine, it makes perfect sense.
22nd Oct '16 4:44:52 AM Morgenthaler
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** JosefStalin once mentioned that it matters not who votes in an election, but rather, it matters who counts the votes when commanding his officers to do an implied instance of stuffing the ballot boxes (of course, this only applied in the Eastern European countries he was taking control of-in the Soviet Union they only allowed Communist candidates to begin with).

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** JosefStalin UsefulNotes/JosefStalin once mentioned that it matters not who votes in an election, but rather, it matters who counts the votes when commanding his officers to do an implied instance of stuffing the ballot boxes (of course, this only applied in the Eastern European countries he was taking control of-in the Soviet Union they only allowed Communist candidates to begin with).
5th Sep '16 4:25:39 PM kyojikasshu
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* Online voting for the National Hockey League All-Star Game has generated some interesting results. In 2007, there was an organized campaign to vote in Vancouver Canucks defenseman Rory Fitzpatrick as a starter, although he ended up finishing third in the voting - the two defensemen that finished ahead of him were future Hall-of-Famers Scott Niedermayer and Nicklas Lidstrom. For the 2015 game, Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons was the top vote-getter thanks to a flood of votes from his native Latvia, while the next five top vote-getters were all from the Chicago Blackhawks.
** It got even more ridiculous in 2016, when Arizona Coyotes left winger John Scott, who had only appeared in 11 games that season, and had all of 5 goals in his NHL career, was the top vote-getter and named captain of the Pacific Division team. Almost immediately after he was announced as an All-Star, the Coyotes traded him to Montreal, and the Canadiens immediately assigned him to the minor leagues, but the NHL chose to honor the vote, and Scott, officially representing no team, scored two goals and was named [=MVP=].
28th Jul '16 5:10:45 AM Adept
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** ''Series/AmericanIdol'' is one of the most common targets of this in the US, especially due to the fact that people are indeed allowed to vote as many times as they want. A number of people have exploited this by employing "robo-calls" and "power-texting" to make thousands of votes -- completely legal under ''AI'' rules, and often balanced out by different robo-callers voting for different contestants. What pushes the show into this trope, however, is a series of controversies over the fairness of the voting, most notably an incident in the season 8 finale involving AT&T (one of ''AI'''s sponsors) that may have cost AdamLambert the victory. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Idol_controversies here]] for more.

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** ''Series/AmericanIdol'' is one of the most common targets of this in the US, especially due to the fact that people are indeed allowed to vote as many times as they want. A number of people have exploited this by employing "robo-calls" and "power-texting" to make thousands of votes -- completely legal under ''AI'' rules, and often balanced out by different robo-callers voting for different contestants. What pushes the show into this trope, however, is a series of controversies over the fairness of the voting, most notably an incident in the season 8 finale involving AT&T (one of ''AI'''s sponsors) that may have cost AdamLambert Music/AdamLambert the victory. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Idol_controversies here]] for more.
14th Jul '16 12:36:46 AM PaulA
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* In 2006, Creator/StephenColbert (or rather, his [[AlterEgo equivalent]] on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' reported that Hungary was holding an online naming poll for a new bridge, for which the then-leading entry was the "Chuck Norris bridge". He then proceeded to suggest that his fans should stuff the ballot box with "Stephen Colbert bridge". HilarityEnsued when it [[GoneHorriblyRight Went Horribly Right]] and "Stephen Colbert bridge" won with over 17 million votes - about 7 million more than the entire population of Hungary.

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* In 2006, Creator/StephenColbert (or rather, his [[AlterEgo equivalent]] alter ego on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' ''Series/TheColbertReport'') reported that Hungary was holding an online naming poll for a new bridge, for which the then-leading entry was the "Chuck Norris bridge". He then proceeded to suggest that his fans should stuff the ballot box with "Stephen Colbert bridge". HilarityEnsued when it [[GoneHorriblyRight Went Horribly Right]] and "Stephen Colbert bridge" won with over 17 million votes - -- about 7 million more than the entire population of Hungary.
7th Apr '16 1:03:35 PM FordPrefect
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* There are strong suspicions Italy is now a republic because of republicans rigging the referendum to choose between monarchy and republic (polls showed monarchists winning by a small margin, and the government proclaimed a republic ''before'' the official results were announced. Also, pressure and threats on monarchists from both extremist leftists and die-hard fascists was confirmed), enough that king Umberto II could have conceivably tried to stay in power had he not preferred avoiding the likely civil war had he done so (and in fact his last acts as king helped ''defusing'' the civil war that was about to start anyway).

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* There are strong suspicions Italy is now a republic because of republicans rigging the referendum to choose between monarchy and republic (polls showed monarchists winning by a small margin, and the government proclaimed a republic ''before'' the official results were announced. Also, pressure and threats on monarchists from both extremist leftists and die-hard fascists was confirmed), enough that king Umberto II could have conceivably tried to stay in power had he not preferred avoiding the likely civil war had he done so (and in fact his last acts as king helped ''defusing'' ''defuse'' the civil war that was about to start anyway).
12th Mar '16 11:27:28 AM nombretomado
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* An episode of DiC's ''CareBears'' has Professor Coldheart employing this tactic to win the Mayor-for-a-Day election, promising [[AnarchyIsChaos "a holiday for rules"]].

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* An episode of DiC's ''CareBears'' [=DiC=]'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|1980s}}'' has Professor Coldheart employing this tactic to win the Mayor-for-a-Day election, promising [[AnarchyIsChaos "a holiday for rules"]].
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