You are wrong about a couple of things & the mistakes aid the sick puppies line of BS. The Hugos were never political until last year. A couple of losers (not derogatory, they actually were nominated & lost) and a group of actual nutjobs joined forces & decided that the reason white English speaking men who for for American Republican candidates were not winning was not the popularity of their work but some evil conspiracy. They chose to make this about politics & the gamergate doods hopped in bed with them like gay marriage was their plan all along. They got their asses handed to them in part because they tried to politicize the Hugos and in part because their nominees really were not up to the job.