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 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
Write-in 33 Out
Williams 449 449 466 490 518 555 670 Out
Karwacki 52 54 Out
Hayes 182 186 186 194 213 Out
Hawkins 104 105 110 Out
Dowd 615 615 618 638 682 731 894 1131
Dietz 423 428 434 446 468 508 Out
Cartier 422 427 440 466 528 561 779 1186
Brown 148 154 161 178 Out

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