Originally posted by dragonrider
First of all, to my knowledge at least, there is no ulterior motive to the vote. I set the pole up with no extra code to ensure someone wins
(I would point out that both parties have at one time or another been in the lead.)
I would also point out that the voting instructions specifically state:
place your vote for who you believe best articulated and presented their debate in the most convincing fashion.
In the event of a tie, the vote is remanded to admin for a tie breaker vote.