GUSA election results (round 1, at least)

You can see how a simple election can quickly become a muddled mess when you add in seven superfluous rounds of voting. For those unfamiliar with instant-runoff voting (IRV), if a single ticket doesn’t get a majority in the first round, the ticket with the lowest total is dropped and those votes are redistributed to the other candidates and so on. It was only in the eighth round that Cartier, fourth in the first round, finally prevailed.

Now, as Juliana Brint reported earlier, the top four candidates will have a run-off election. Karwacki, Hayes, Hawkins and Brown, we hardly knew ye.

Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7Round 8
Write-in33Out
Williams449449466490518555670Out
Karwacki5254Out
Hayes182186186194213Out
Hawkins104105110Out
Dowd6156156186386827318941131
Dietz423428434446468508Out
Cartier4224274404665285617791186
Brown148154161178Out

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