Does anyone who's not a complete ideological nutball really think that if, for the sake of argument, Lesbians of Color Against Bernie Sanders, had somehow created their own slate and organized, Puppy-style, enough bad faith voting that ALL the ballot options were leftish and there were no right wing books to be had, that the reaction by Hugo voters would have been any different whatsoever?
Hugo voters voted the way they did for two reasons. They were aware two third parties with broadly similar, albeit to different extremes, had gamed the selection, and were pissed about it. And they had to choose between a second rate selection of works selected not by merit, but by political ideology.
You know, that might make sense, except that the Hugos were already being fixed, before this, by a group of hard left exclusionary TERFs headed up by two TOR employees.
And don't talk to me about "second rate selection" of Scifi when drivel like ""If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love" or "Queers Dig Time Lords" was getting nominated.
Everyone likes to pretend that the Sad Puppies are a bunch of right wing trolls that just showed up and said "nice award, we're gonna fuck it up to spite you overly progressive scifi fans." In reality it was far closer to "nice award, but why are only people in the far left SJW clique being allowed to even be nominated?"
That's the takeaway I hope at least some people get here. The Hugos were being fixed by a whisper campaign for years. The Sad Puppies just brought the whisper campaigns into the open and proved they existed.