Generally, trolling an online contest would not be worth mentioning except in this case it exposes the absurd hypocrisy of the left wing view of money and politics here in the US. The purpose of the video contest is to expose the role of big money in politics and currently the video winning targets the biggest individual campaign contributer in the country. Inconveniently that guy happens to be a democrat, Tom Steyer.
So now Moveon and mayday have a problem that needs fixing.
MoveOn Changes Contest Rules After Conservative Takes Lead | The Daily CallerThe progressive activism organizations MoveOn.org and MAYDAY.us changed the rules for their video contest Thursday after a conservative group’s tongue-in-cheek submission took a commanding vote lead.
MoveOn and MAYDAY’s call for citizens to “make a 30-second ad to wake up America to the crisis of big money in our politics” was met by the conservative group American Commitment, which submitted a video highlighting progressive donor and climate change alarmist Tom Steyer’s role in the 2014 election cycle.
American Commitment’s submission currently has about 15 times as many votes as the second-place competitor. MoveOn and MAYDAY changed the rules Thursday to allow for another day of voting.
As you can see here they added the time so that today they could announce that instead of basing the contest on votes they would have celebrity judges pick the winner. Obviously they have to fix the winner since the only other options are to let the Steyer video win or be transparent enough to change the rules to disallow targeting rich liberals.
Edit: Got rid of the clunky title