Miley Cyrus Is Influential. LOL.

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It’s that time of year again – when TIME Magazine pretends it’s still relevant and not almost bankrupt by touting its “Person of the Year” issue. Each year they open up online voting to the public (because that’s a great idea) and ask the unwashed masses to pick their favorite. Leading the pack thus far? Miley Cyrus. Of course.

Miles has been stacking the odds in her favor by panhandling for votes on Twitter, causing her tweenage followers to vote for her multiple times, rocketing her above names like Edward Snowden and rockstar Texas Senator (and, hopefully, future Governor) Wendy Davis:

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Ultimately, only the editors of TIME can decide who to put on the cover, exercising their right to overrule the public and seem important again. So Miley probably won’t win. But if she does, America loses.