Having worked in the political world on numerous elections, I’ve seen several types of technologies used to the benefit or the detriment of candidates and committees.
One such tool I’ve had access to is an autodialer. This is an automated phone technology that can employ thousands of phone calls in rapid fire in a very short period of time. Almost anyone can rent the use of this service at a relatively low cost to bombard households to move voters and influence elections. Presently, most companies that provide this service are idle awaiting the next election cycle when they can jack up the price.
Step in American Idol and a renegade group called VoteTheWorst.com.
Because American Idol does not block repeat calls, it would be easy to program up one of these autodialers with the phone number of the worst singer and dump tens of thousands of calls in for that idol wannabe.
The solution: One call per phone number. That will stop the nonsense of an autodialer possibly sabotaging the good singers.
Incidentally, our favorite is our own home grown Arizonan, Jordin Sparks. Go Jordin!