This is what happens when you let a small group of 100 "insider athletes" (on the Athletes Advisory Committee) vote. They voted for their own interests, which in this case happen to be against the interests of the USATF membership as a whole.
USATF says it restricts voting to about 600 individuals so all voters will be intelligently aware of the issues they are voting on. The trouble is that these 600 voters are all insiders and most vote for their friends, or those they know best, rather than voting for those who have shown better judgment and professionalism in dealing with USATF matters.
USATF should either restrict voting to about 100 voters to get a smaller group with better judgment, or open up voting to all USATF members if they want a real democratic process. Of course the insiders like things exactly as they are now.
USOC was correct in not wanting 100 votes to come from insider athletes on the AAC committee.