Just playing the devils advocate I guess, but if both had votes well over 10k, and they were only within 800 of each other, I didn't really understand why the other guy was suspected of cheating? Doesn't sound unreasonable to me, maybe he has his own connections like this and they were on it hard from day one?
P.S. Dude had this on no less than 12 other forums, most of the time copying and pasting the exact reply on each one. He offered to give his 88 away on ih8mud as well, and even had it on some civic forum saying that if he won, he'd put his old civic on his old truck frame. Bah.
I may feel a little used right now if I had voted. He hounded us daily through June 6, and hasn't logged in since. He doesn't even remember us enough to come back and give us an update.