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Voting Issues In Reality Shows Do Occur

Where ever there is a reality show that involves votes there will be vote rigging accusations. Conspiracy theorists will feel vindicated when they see this year in the US there have been two instances where errors have occurred.

Just recently the contestants on The X Factor had to perform their songs again the following night after a technical error the wrong numbers had been placed on screen. Hence re-doing the show the following night. (Source: The Wrap)

The other voting stuff up occurred on Dancing With The Stars when in October the numbers were swapped for two of the couples onscreen. It was decided the fair thing to do was not eliminated anyone. (Source: ABC)

In Australia there has been one voting snafu it was in Big Brother 4 when due to a voting error Bree was evicted from the house she was reinstated and Wesley was punted.

Are there any other instances that you can think off?

5 comments

1 Emma { 11.19.13 at 1:19 pm }

not really a voting issue, but wrong winner announced on next top model

2 Dr T { 11.19.13 at 1:21 pm }

There was a reality show called “The Senate – WA” where they lost 1375 votes and had to run the election again in the near future.

Also a problem in a show called “Fairfax” where an overfed oaf got elected

3 Reality Raver { 11.19.13 at 1:47 pm }

Emma – That was a big reality TV snafu.

Dr T – ROFL could also include that voting irregularities in Florida in 2000.

4 brain dead dave { 11.19.13 at 1:56 pm }

I rarely believe the “People’s Choice” voting on Ma$terchef or My Kitchen Rules.

I think BB fudges the voting percentages to make things look “down to the wire” and thus harvest more ca$h from the public.

Maintaining the rage.

5 yoni { 11.20.13 at 6:48 am }

That’s the reason I have developed application to count
votes of Text messaging and let the users see the results live ,
when you vote you can see the counter up .
http://votespluse.com .
you can download it and suggest shows to us to count.
Thanks