I came up with this idea in another thread:
"I have not tried this, but if you have enough influence I suppose it is possible to stick all of the AIs with a four-module limit" (on starbases), "then bail from the UP so that you can have unlimited modules. I'll have to try that one next time the opportunity arises."
It seems like an entertaining idea to collect devious tactics for putting the woogabegoogamus in the AI races. The UP votes certainly offer some opportunities.