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    24 March, 2005

    Guardian Political Blog Vote-rigging

    The Guardian has shortlisted a set of political blogs and is inviting people to vote on them.

    Unfortunately, you appear to be able to vote as often as you want!

    This rather invalidates the results, and perhaps explains why Peter Black is doing so well. (Aside from the fact that the Lib Dems have been the most assiduous and connected bloggers until Bloggers4Labour came along.)

    Surely the Guardian could have used some software that filters out previous voters? Even the poll here on my blog does that.


    Jo Salmon said...

    I don't know what you've done to fix it so you can vote as often as you like, but the good people at the Guardian only let me vote the once...

    Leighton Andrews said...


    I found if you navigated away from the page, then went back to it, it allowed you to vote again. In fact, I've now checked this on two computers, using different internet connections.

    I'm not encouraging you to do this, you understand!

    I am simply suspcious of electronic voting, and therefore tested this out.

    Best wishes


    Leighton Andrews said...

    Checked again and it is still happening. Perhaps they can't cope with networked computers.

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    Peter Black said...

    I resent the accusation that I am only doing well because of multiple-voting. I was not even aware that you could vote more than once. Could multiple voting be the reason why the Labour guy is catching me up?

    Leighton Andrews said...

    Resent away!

    I did also say that the Lib Dems were better organised as bloggers....

    Anyway, I have pointed out to the Guardian that it is possible to vote more than once, so you should be grateful to me!

    emily said...

    I really enjoy your content on internet connections and will be back very frequently! I actually have my own internet connections secrets blog with all kinds of secret stuff in it. You're welcome to come by!

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