The AP will, in essence, rescind the award by taking a recount. There is no way Cushing can win in the second ballot as a cheater. The question is, will anyone vote for him at all?
Cushing lost a fair share of votes, but it was announced today that plenty of folks still voted for him. Enough, in fact, that he kept his award.
Frankly, we're a little surprised he retained the award ourselves. But he lesson, as always: cheaters
never sometimes win.