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Majority vote down Jackson butter sculpture


DES MOINES (NEWS RELEASE) -- After a week of voting, the results of the Iowa State Fair online poll are in. With a margin of 65.24% "no" to 34.76% "yes," fairgoers have voted down the inclusion of Michael Jackson in the moonwalk butter sculpture planned for the 2009 Iowa State Fair.

More than 100,000 votes were cast in the unscientific online poll conducted from July 9 to July 16.

In addition to the butter Jersey cow, a separate sculpture will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's moonwalk on July 20, 1969. In honor of Armstrong's "giant leap for mankind," this year's sculpture will include an astronaut, an American flag and a buttery rendition of the surface of the moon. The butter sculptures will be on display in a 40-degree cooler in the Fair's Agriculture Building.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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