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American Idol Voting Controversy

American Idol Voting Controversy

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Did Kris Allen really win the American Idol season finale because America liked him more? A breaking news story around the American Idol voting controversy reveals that AT&T may have influenced the results.

According to The New York Times, AT&T provided free text-messaging and instructions on casting blocks of votes to two parties of Kris Allen supporters in Arkansas.

A power text is the ability to send 10 or more text messages by pressing a single button.

The New York Times says these types of texts, "have an exponentially greater effect on voting than do single text messages or calls to the shows toll-free phone lines." These services though were not provided at parties for Adam Lambert.A spokesperson for AT&T admitted, "In Arkansas, we were invited to attend the local watch parties organized by the community.

A few local employees brought a small number of demo phones with them and provided texting tutorials to those who were interested."What do you think of the latest news? Do you think Kris Allen won American Idol fair and square? Did American Idol try to rig the competition?Vote in the poll and leave your opinion below.Read and discuss more of today's Celebrity Dirt on Gather.com>>

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