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Website Poll Is Corrupted

By Staff | Mar 25, 2010

A web poll on the issuance of new gambling licenses that appeared on The Emmetsburgnews.com website has been removed due to outside corruption of the poll question.

In recent days, the newspaper staff has been made aware that supporters of the Webster County gaming license initiative created a link from the Emmetsburgnews.com website poll question on whether gaming regulators should grant new licesnes or not. The link took respondents to a Facebook site where they could cast multiple votes on the website, skewing the results disproportionally. A similar tactic was also employed on a web poll question placed by KCCI Television in Des Moines on its website, with similar results.

Since the results on our poll were grossly distorted by the outside interference, the poll has been removed from this website.