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How Kardashians rigged voting on 'DWTS'

Think you were calling Justin Bieber? You were voting for Rob K.

How Kardashians rigged voting on ‘DWTS’

Kim K. stacks the deck for brother Rob
Kim K. stacks the deck for brother Rob

Who do we call to report voter fraud?

On Monday, after the contestants on Dancing with the Stars had tripped the light fantastic. Kim Kardashian posted this for her 10.7 million followers on on Twitter: “OMG I have @JustinBieber’s phone#!!!! 800 8684302! CALL HIM! He’s taking calls for the next hour!!!”

That next hour happened to coincide with the viewer voting window for DWTS. And the number? Well, it automatically notched an endorsement – surprise! -- for Rob Kardashian.

OK, it was a pretty transparent ploy. Why would Wonder Boy set up an 800 number? And how many callers could he realistically get to if millions were dialing in? Of course, Kim Kardashian fan club members probably aren’t burdened with excess intelligence.

As we all know, Chaz Bono was sent home on Tuesday. We demand a recount!

All of this only matters if you actually believe that Dancing with the Stars counts viewers votes and bases its results on them, not naked ratings calculations.

 

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