Rumors have been swirling since last week’s Yahoo shareholder’s meeting that the voting results from the August 1 election of its board of directors did not quite add up (suspicion arose when Yahoo head Jerry Yang‘s numbers were higher than last year’s). Turns out where there’s smoke there’s fire.
Yahoo has announced that the company it hired to do the counting made a mistake, seems Yang and three other board members including Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock, director Ron Burkle and Arthur Kern are significantly less poplular than they’d been led to believe. In fact 33% of the members withheld their vote for Yang out of protest (this is more than double what was originally reported). No word yet on how the mistake was made.