One in a Million: Guess Who's Leading the Public Voting for Time's Person of the Year (Hint: It's NOT Obama, Edward Snowden, or Syria's Bashar al-Assad) THR, Daily Dot
Guess who's leading Time magazine's public online poll for "Person of the Year." We can tell you that it is NOT President Obama, NSA leaker Edward Snowden or Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The winner so far: Miley Cyrus, with more than 29 percent of the vote.The twerk-loving pop star is beating world leaders, sports stars, the Boston Marathon bombers and numerous Hollywood figures as the person voters think most influenced the news this year for better or worse."
The story continues, "As of Wednesday afternoon, Cyrus was getting 29.1 percent of votes, ahead of Indian politician Narenda Modi (12.1 percent), NSA leaker Edward Snowden (9.4 percent), Texas state senator and abortion-rights activist Wendy Davis (5.4 percent) and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad (5.0 percent).
"Cyrus' success, however, may not be based on the will of the people, but that of two hackers who have been rigging the vote for the pop star, as they explained to The Daily Dot."
The article adds, "Online voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 4 and the winners of the reader polls will be announced Dec. 6. Those of you who don't agree with the online vote will be relieved to know that Time's editors will make the final decision about who will be 2013's 'Person of the Year,' a selection that will be announced Dec. 11."