Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 20, 2017

Voting flap Hits New Zealand’s Bird of The Year Poll

The BBC reports

New Zealand’s ‘Bird of the Year’ poll has been hit by vote-fixing claims for the second time in three years.

The prestigious, and, some would say, heated competition is run by the country’s Forest and Bird organisation, and has run into controversy just three days after its launch, Newshub reports.

It appears that one unnamed Christchurch citizen has been flouting the “one person, one vote” rule by setting up 112 email accounts to cast votes for a certain avian variety.

Read full story via Voting flap hits New Zealand’s Bird of the Year poll – BBC News

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