Patre - what you describe is what most likely happened. I thought that that particular "Weird Loophole From Another Dimension" had been fixed.
What i do now if I get the "FROZEN AFTER HITTING VOTE BUTTON" situation is I hit the STOP button on my browser, and then the BACK then REFRESH button to see if my vote did go through or not. Then I proceed accordingly (or ACCORDIONaly!
Of course, when I was younger here (a year or so ago) I'd hit that frickin VOTE button as fast and furious as I could. But after the Vote Optimization Police gave me a visit (BELIEVE me, having a MOD come at you with a rubber glove on his hand is enough to scare ANYBODY straight!) I mended my Evil Voting Ways.
THIS SITE REALLY DOESN'T EXIST
the way our EGO THINKS IT MIGHT!