Results have been certified and I have updated my original post with some additional comments here.
Thanks again for everyone's support!
By the way, the message board over at the Weblog Awards has been pretty active with accusations of cheating, etc.
Someone suggested any blog which cheated should be removed from the competition and banned from future competition. That would be fair if it could be proven that someone associated with the blog did the cheating or gave instructions to someone to cheat. I'll give anyone the benefit of the doubt. It's entirely possible, given the political gulf between the two front runners that someone could attempt to stack in a few hundred votes for one over the other and not be affiliated with either blog or have been authorized to do so.
When you have people on the far right making nasty comments about the sexual orientation of the opponent, it's a recipe for strong emotions to emerge on both sides. Some people took this competition just a wee bit too seriously.