There's been a number of these noted, but I'm not sure this has been covered.
- There's a question with an existing answer with +23 votes, because hey, it was a good answer.
- Another answer comes in, and it's awesome. The answer checkmark gets moved to this answer.
- As soon as the new answer gets 11 votes, bam, original answer gets the badge.
- New answer gets even more votes and quickly outscores the old one.
Is the original answer really a "populist" answer?