The people have spoken

American Commitment has claimed victory in the contest sponsored by far-left MoveOn and MAYDAY.US. Announcing the contest, MoveOn urged applicants to “make a 30-second ad to wake up America to the crisis of big money in our politics.” The public was invited to vote on the contest entries. The public has spoken:

American Commitment, a national advocacy organization committed to free markets and limited government, easily won the vote in a national video contest organized by liberal groups MoveOn.org and MAYDAY.us—despite organizers changing the competition rules by extending the voting period.

At the end of the competition at 5:00 p.m. ET…Friday, October 17th (based on the revised rules)—American Commitment led all other competitors by wide margins. American Commitment received more than 20 times as many votes as its nearest challenger. And it received more than 4 times as many votes as the rest of the Top 10 competitors combined.

“American Commitment’s victory at the ballot box is a testament to the power and resonance of our video submission amongst those of all political persuasions. Yesterday’s surprise move by organizers to extend voting an extra day and email the vaunted MoveOn list to participate only expanded our lead,” said Phil Kerpen, president of American Commitment. “Our entry about America’s number one fatcat campaign contributor, Tom Steyer, shines a spotlight on him and on the role hypocritical liberal billionaire contributors play in stoking feigned outrage about conservative donors. Americans have overwhelmingly supported our ad with their votes, and the celebrity judges should now respect the democratic process by acknowledging this winning video and putting some of MoveOn.org and MAYDAY.us’s big money behind airing the ad on TV.”

The press release includes this annotated tabulation of the votes, which I am including for the record:

TOP VOTE GETTERS AT 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, October 17

7,590—phil (AMERICAN COMMITMENT)
364—nancy
296—david
256—njlyell
191—charles.goldman
129—democracymatt
118—williamrice63
118—williamrice63
105—jbeile
99—ennis

-American Commitment received more than 20 times the votes than the contest runner-up (7,590 vs. 364)
-American Commitment received more than 4 times the votes received by the rest of the Top 10 combined (7,590 vs. 1,676)

Here one more time is the video that ran away with the contest, featuring left-wing billionaire and epic hypocrite Tom Steyer.

Surely this can’t stand. We will keep readers apprised of developments, of which there stand to be another one or two.

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