Hackers have disabled an independent “civil referendum” in Hong Kong aimed at criticizing the undemocratic election for the territory’s chief executive that will be held Sunday. A University of Hong Kong online poll crashed Thursday after what the director called “high-level cyber attacks” crippled the servers. It was launched to see who would win if given a vote. The chief executive will instead be chosen by a 1,200-person election commission filled with Beijing loyalists. No word on whether government-backed hackers were responsible for the attack.