Jul 14, 2022
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The version that "Azuay, a historically Country Email List province, turned to Lasso" is not precise enough. Lasso took out what he had to take out; the invalid vote exceeded the vote for the correísta candidate; the null vote (in addition to the one that already Country Email List existed since the first round) arose mostly from the voters who voted for Pérez in the first round; and those votes that Arauz did not receive constitute, in this context, a "deficit" that caused him to lose the province. Each vote that went to Pérez in the first round and became invalid in the second Country Email List round “helped” Lasso because it brought him closer to Arauz. Who was first, due to the way in which the Country Email List percentage of the total valid votes is calculated. What actually happened was that the null vote was massive and –again in the conceptual model–, given that most of the null votes had been elected prefect in 2019 leading an anti-mining environmental proposal; and all the Country Email List came from the Pérez vote and were votes that Arauz did not receive, those null votes not only helped raise Lasso's percentage of valid votes, but literally helped him win. How big was the effect of this Country Email List dramatic increase in the number of invalid votes? Very big. In five provinces, Arauz obtained fewer votes than the null vote. Of these, Azuay and Tungurahua are the Country Email List fifth and seventh provinces with the highest number of voters, while Cotopaxi and Chimborazo have a considerable number of voters. There is another way to propose this argument: rather than lose Country Email List against Lasso, Arauz lost against the invalid vote. Who would have won if the null had been 10%-11% instead of 16.2%, as it happened? Or more appropriately to illustrate the same point, who Country Email List would have won if only 10%-15% of Yaku Pérez's votes had turned into null votes?