Hey peeps in the coffeehouse, the good folks at Air America have let the finalists know that there’s been a lot of ballot stuffing for various contestants (they’re checking IPs as we speak to clean up the issue), and have provided a new form to cast your honest vote for your favorite progressive blogger to go on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera with Gov. Howard Dean, Rachel Maddow, Robert Kennedy Jr, Ron Reagan, as well as other leading progressives. The note:

As communicated previously, we asked that each person only vote once in the poll. While many obliged to that request, it has come to our attention that some people are not following those instructions and therefore, we can’t continue with the current poll module.

We have tallied the votes that have been received so far. We are holding onto them as we investigate this situation further. We will be deciding if the votes already garnered can be used in the contest going forward, but for now, this is the system we are using:

http://airamerica.com/airamericacontests/blog/12-03-2009/air-america-cruise-competition-enters-round-two/

So please click over and help your weary blogmistress Second Voting Round: December 4th – 5 PM ET on December 17th, 2009. Winners Announced: December 21st, 2009