TORONTO, Canada (The Adobo Chronicles, Toronto Bureau) – TIME Magazine has named its 2017 100 Most Influential Persons in the World, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t one of them. Now the Canadians want a recount.
Trudeau was among the top choices in TIME’s online poll, coming in second with 3% of the votes to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who garnered 5% to take the sole lead. Trudeau shared second place with other celebrities like Pope Francis, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.
“How did Philippine Senator Leila de Lima even make it to the list, when she wasn’t even in the original names included in the TIME online poll,” the Canadians asked. They claimed that there was a poll irregularity that somehow put de Lima in the magic 100.
With their national pride hurt, the Canadians demanded a recount of the votes with special attention focused on de Lima.
In an earlier TIME article prior to the announcement of winners, the magazine suggested that the reason Duterte led in the polls was because he was known to compensate people in order to boost his popularity.
The Canadians now suspect it was de Lima, not Duterte, who may have paid people to vote for her.
TIME’s a mess!