The progressive activist organizations MoveOn.org and MAYDAY.us picked a losing video as the winner of their campaign finance-themed video contest, despite the fact that a conservative group’s video actually received the most votes.
Phil Kerpen of the conservative group American Commitment responded to MoveOn’s call for videos about “the crisis of big money in our politics” by submitting a video about Tom Steyer, the progressive climate change alarmist and biggest outside donor in the 2014 election cycle.
At the conclusion of regularly scheduled voting, Kerpen’s video held a commanding lead, prompting MoveOn and MAYDAY to change its rules to allow for another day of voting. (RELATED: MoveOn Makes Last-Minute Rule Change To Undermine Kerpen).
Kerpen’s video ended up with 7,590 votes to win the contest in a landslide.
But on Monday, MoveOn named an environmentalist video called “This Is Your Country,” produced by MAYDAY.us as the contest winner, despite the fact that it only received 99 votes. MAYDAY, of course, co-sponsored the contest itself.