YMMV: Man of the Year

  • Idiot Plot: The voting system glitch, upon which the entire plot hinges, is ridiculous in many ways. First, the program somehow fails basic math and defaults to alphabetical order. While stupid programming is certainly possible, this is glitch that should have been caught before the program was ever released, as it is the primary function of the software. Second, the glitch should have been discovered immediately after the election. There should have been a record of every voter and the votes they made, and someone should have noticed that the system called it wrong. Third, that the entire system could be installed without the rigorous testing necessary to prove it functions correctly (which took Eleanor literally five seconds to prove that it didn't) is unbelievable. Fourth, when Eleanor does said testing, her numbers are always in the low tens of thousands, a number her boss complains is large (just for reference, a single congressional district represents ~700,000 people). The only way this entire stupid plot could ever possibly go down is if the voting numbers were limited to 8-bit (255) and no one tested above that number.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Everything with Eleanor Green.