Did Usher Deserve Special Voting Treatment?

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Usher's latest album, Looking 4 Myself, sold 128,000 copies and debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart when it was released in June. A month later his 11-year-old former stepson, Kile Glover, died following injuries sustained when he and a 15-year-old girl were struck by a personal watercraft on nearby Lake Lanier.

Usher is nominated for three American Music Awards -- Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock), Favorite Male Artist (Soul/R&B), Favorite Album (Soul/R&B) -- and is scheduled to perform alongside Bieber, Drake, Maroon 5, One Direction and others at the telecast next Sunday.

WSB said Usher's people did call ahead, and hey, at least he voted -- he was even showing off "I'm a Georgia voter" sticker to the media before all this hit the fan. Or is this just another case of a celebrity getting preferential treatment?

With an entourage of people around to do everything from driving them around to handling their financial affairs, voting is about the last thing stars like Usher are actually required to do for themselves (should they choose to do do). Pretty sure letting their assistant or manager cast their ballot for them violates some kind of election law.

Come to think about it, it's interesting that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. Do other celebrities vote early, or absentee? Surely they vote. Right?

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