Student Media Voter Fraud?

In our Best Alternative Media Outlet contest, the numbers just don't add up.


Middlebury College has around 2,500 undergraduates. In our world-famous Best Alternative Media Outlet 2008 contest, the school's Middblog has almost twice as many votes as it has students. And, according to some interested parties, that number suddenly shot up over the weekend. Suspicious, no?

On the other hand, the Timothy Dwight blog, which is the creative outlet of ONE DORM out of Yale, has a similar number of votes, which is about equal to Yale's 5,200-person undergraduate student body. I smell something even more fishy.

In any case, I just wanted to point out that another year means another voting fraud scandal. Contrary to popular belief, writers can sometimes do math, and I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE ALL UP TO.

Keep it clean, folks. You don't want me to involve the tech folks on this one. All that does is distract me from real blogging.

And don't forget to vote for the other neglected categories:

  • Best Story
  • Best Nonstory
  • Newsmaker of the Year