Forced votes: How to ruin your online poll
by Jonathan Wellons
Six questions, a vote button, then a little note instructing me to "Vote to see results." Well, I didn't watch the debate and can't even name all the candidates, so I'd really like to just see the results. If I were to make up answers, it would serve only to inflate the size of their sample with garbage.
Well... who knows, maybe they thought of this and I'm just supposed to press the Vote button with no selections to get through. Nope, a pop-up informs me to "Please make a choice before submitting your vote."
So I did.
|if the vote was affected by this i would have expected Brownback (the first in the alphabetical list) to receive a large number of votes in each category. he didn't...|