DUE TO A TECHNICAL GLITCH THE FROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW BATTLE VOTING ENDED PREMATURELY AT NOON RATHER THAN MIDHIGHT. THE FIRST 911 CALL REPORTING THE CLOSING WAS LOGGED AT 12:06 PM EDT AND AP, UPI, REUTERS AND aL JEZOWIE BEGAN RECEIVING REPORTS SHORTLY THEREAFTER. TEAM MOTUS SPOKESMAN SAID MOTUS WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT.
EARLY THIS MORNING, THE A FEDERAL JUDGE, ACTING ON A MOTION FILED BY GLORIA ALLRED REPRESENTING A GROUP OF “INTERESTED FROCK DESIGNERS”, AND ALEDGING THE EARLY CLOSING CONSTITUTED A VIOLATION OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965, ORDERED THAT MY POLLS “MUST REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (11:59 PM EDT, 5/4/2013) OR UNTIL EVERYONE IN LINE AT MIDNIGHT CASTS A BALLOT OR BALLOTS.”
IN RESPONSE, MOTUS’ LAWYER, LITTLE MO, RELEASED THIS STATEMENT:
"The premature closing of MOTUS' historic, 2013 Frocky Horror Picture Show© contest voting was caused by a technical failure, was inadvertent and unintentional. As clearly stated in the announcement, the polling was conducted under Chicago Rules therefore did not and could not constitute a violation of the voting rights act of 1965. Notwithstanding the clear authority under Chicago Rules to close polling at the announced time or at any other time based upon will, whim or caprice, MOTUS will abide by the ruling of this court and has re-opened polling. Polls will now remain open until 11:59 PM EDT, 5/4/2013."