So, for unspecified reasons my account did not pass a security background screening check, so i am out of the CSM election race. no reason specified.
Censorship? CCP deciding who they want to run, and blocking those who don't? or a legacy of swearing a few too many times in local and having people metagame at me by petitioning me for abuse? Who knows? But it certainly shows that the CSM is indeed a bunch of pets of CCP.
This is Hong Kong style democracy, where the devs decide which candidates get up and which don't. Which is fine -it's their game, after all, and they have to deal with the CSM over the course of a year so if they object to a candidate and think she is a bit deranged or he's a douche, it's their prerogative to see them face election.
Either way, if you read this shitty blog and can see where I am coming from, you should vote for Corbexx first, and bane Cortex second. The former has pedigree and the second is better as a wormhole candidate than Chance Ravine. It takes more than daytripping in a bomber and killing haulers to be a wormhole CSM.
Oh, and remember, your vote doesn't count. CCP will fiddle and fudge the stacked deck however they want. More on the fan/author interplay later.