So why did Lewis and the rest of the board get re-elected and with such big margins? Because the deck is profoundly stacked against shareholders who want to challenge management.
In this case, the mechanism that probably kept Lewis and the other directors in their seats is something called broker votes. Financial advisers, according to Securities and Exchange Commission rules in place since 1937, are allowed to cast votes for their clients if the clients don't give their advisers voting instructions at least 10 days before the vote. Historically, broker votes have gone overwhelmingly to management.