From the site this morning:
Announcing The Official Cutest Dog Competition Semi Finalists
We have reviewed all of the mail received and blogs posted, both pro and con referring to recent concerns regarding voting ethics and contestant behavior. We took the day to reconsider our earlier decisions and reminded ourselves that the Cutest Dog Competition is our contest and as much as we would like to, we cannot mediate between differing opinions of ethical behavior that will never come to a common agreement. From our perspective as creators of the competition, there has been no breech of the rules as they were written; One vote, per dog, per account, per day.
Congratulations to each of the semi-finalists. The judges will vote based on the information they have in hand. There is no need to continue to influence their vote.
Their choices for the four finalists will be published on the site November 12th per the contest rules. The $1,000,000 Grand Prize winner will be announced on Thanksgiving Day.
Learning new things everyday