2nd Update: FOX 16 posted a correction to the story: an AT&T spokesperson told FOX that “AT&T does not divulge or confirm how many votes were cast in any state.” The story appears to be a rumor of unknown origin.
UPDATE: TV host, Billy Bush just tweeted this: “Source at the top says Votes were NOT close on idol. IE kris blew out adam lambert”
So, check this out. The state of Arkansas was representin’ in Idol votes last night, according to FOX16. I’m guessing the lions share of these were mostly for winner Kris Allen.
AT&T says about 38 million American Idol votes came from Arkansas last night. Chances are, most of those came from Kris’ home town of Conway. Hundreds turned out to watch Idol finale and the town seemed to erupt in cheers when Ryan Seacrest announced that Kris was the winner.
Ryan says there were nearly 100 million votes last night. So do the math. Seriously. Regional voting at it’s fiercest!
I’ll post more news as it comes….