It's the 2000 election all over again!
I don't watch American Idol, and I have nothing invested in any of the performers on the show, so this story (registration/daypass required) came as quite a shock to me. Yet another electoral outrage. I would suggest to Hudson that she inquire about procuring James Baker's services to help her win her rightful place at the head of the table of crappy pop music. I'm not sure if they can do a recount of votes placed over the phone, but Hudson should see if such a recount would help her. If so, she should insist upon one, if not, she could have Baker make sure no such a recount happens. It's worked for other crap peddlars.