Winick never took part in the 1988 Jason Todd poll
WINICK: I was giving an interview about bringing Jason Todd back [and] the reporter had said, “Last question, Judd. Back then, for ‘A Death in the Family,’ did you vote?” So, Denny, actually, I hadn’t. I just thought it’d make a better ending for the story. I mean that I lied. I said, “Oh, yes, I did.” How did you vote?” “I voted for him to live.” Because I knew it would make a good button for the interview…and it did. It got reported that “Winick finally gets his wish in the end here!” And the folks on the Internet, of course, took and ran with that, that I am purely doing revisionist history, that I am reliving my adolescence and taking back how the readers wronged me. But I didn’t get a chance to vote. But had I been given the opportunity I think I absolutely would have voted for him to die.One of the most grating things about Winick is that if he's trying to be funny, he fails quite tragically, in almost the same way that Wizard fails to be an objective news source. And any writer who's going to be that dishonest with the audience and then think he's going to help matters by only admitting things a few years later should be avoided strenuously.
What does Winick think he's trying to achieve by saying and doing all this? Beats me. Any writer that absurd does not deserve to be working in the career he is now.