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Submission + - When Vote Counting Goes Bad (hollywoodreporter.com)

ZipK writes: Television singing competition The Voice disclosed on Wednesday "inconsistencies" with the tallying of on-line and SMS-based voting. Although host Carson Daly claimed the show wanted to be “completely upfront," the explanation from their third-party vote counter, Telescope, was anything but transparent. In particular, Telescope claims that disregarding all on-line and SMS-based voting for the two nights in question left no impact on the final results, but they haven't provided any detail of the "inconsistency" or their ability to predict a complete lack of impact. Sure, it's only The Voice; but tomorrow it could be American Idol, and by next month, America's Got Talent.
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When Vote Counting Goes Bad

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