The Week contest: Bird fraud
This week's question: New Zealand's Bird of the Year contest was shaken by allegations of election rigging after judges discovered that 1,500 votes had been cast for Little Spotted Kiwi from a single IP address. Once the suspicious votes were discounted, the fat, flightless Kakapo emerged victorious. In seven words or fewer, please write a headline about this case of avian election fraud.
THE WINNER: "Fowl play upends pecking order"
Tom Smith, Rochester, New York
SECOND PLACE: "Contest voter accused of flipping the bird"
Patricia Hoopes, Madison, Wisconsin
THIRD PLACE: "Bird no good without stuffing"
Dave Grossman, Petaluma, California
"Kiwi's fraudulent fix doesn't fly"
Vicki Jaramillo, Fontana, California
"Election fraud has bird enthusiasts calling fowl"
Jennifer Kitchin, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
"Bird election marred by chickanery"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
"One flew over the crooked nest"
Jean-Paul Merle, Concord, California
"Fowl play in bird vote"
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh
"Bird contest is fowl play"
Robyn Kupferman, Culver City, California
"Election-rigging plot hatched, won't fly!"
Norm Carrier, Flat Rock, North Carolina
"This flies in the face of justice!"
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Fowl calls foul on paltry poultry votes"
Kevin O'Brien, Walnut Creek, California
"Scheme to king the Kiwi proves fruitless"
Leslie Garner Franklin, Asheville, North Carolina
"Voter fraud is for the birds"
Nancy Rogers, West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Bill Levine, Belmont, Massachusetts