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Fans vs. Votes was a thesis project hoping to help people learn about different voting systems through participation running from June 4th 17:00 to June 18th 17:00.

You can see the original main page and forms here! Where you can vote if you wish, but it won't count for my thesis results

If you Voted I'd also appreciate you filling out the questionnaire which can be found here!

Current Results:

Thank you all for Voting!

Majoritarian Election

The Majoritarian system had few surprises. Though Fargo edged out Jessica Jones by a single vote to win, though Jessica Jones won more votes than many other winners. As a whole the entire Action/Adventure party was unable to win a single seat.

Comedy, Drama, and Sci-Fi all tied a three seats, with Fantasy, Horror and Animation winning 1 each.

Orange is the New Black and The Simpsons was a draw, so following the UK system where the returns officer determines the winner was determined by a roll of an eight sided dice, with Orange is the New Black being the winner.

Constituency

East River

Central Bay

South Town

West Village

Junior

Fargo

Sherlock

Stranger Things

The Leftovers

Regular

Game of Thrones

Black Mirror

Rick and Morty

The Expanse

Senior

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Arrested Development

Doctor Who

Orange is the New Black

Vote Breakdown

Party

Seats

Vote Percentage

Action/Adventure

0

12.72%

Comedy

3

24.00%

Drama

3

20.00%

Sci-Fi

3

14.82%

Fantasy

1

14.32%

Animation

1

8.38%

Horror

1

5.68%

Mixed Election

The Mixed Election was a major shake up with the Sci-Fi Party winning 33% of the seats. Comedy, Drama and Fantasy all won 2, and Action/Adventure won one. Animation was the major loser in this election

The Winners of this system were quite different with only six candidate shared between mixed and majoritarian. (Arrested Development, Fargo, Black Mirror, The Expanse, Game of Thrones, and Stranger Things.)

Seats in Bold were Directly elected

Action/Adventure

Daredevil

Comedy

Arrested Development

Fargo

Drama

Sherlock

Narcos

Sci-Fi

The Expanse

Black Mirror (Central Bay)

Dirk Gently

Westworld

Fantasy

Game of Thrones

(East River)

The Good Place

(West Village)

Animation

None

Horror

Stranger Things (South Town)

Vote Breakdown

Party

Seats

Percentage of Party vote

Action/Adventure

1

7.37%

Comedy

2

15.57%

Drama

2

22.13%

Sci-Fi

4

30.1%

Fantasy

2

13.93%

Animation

0

4.01%

Horror

1

5.73%

Proportional

The Proportional Election had a lot of interesting elections, which can be seen on Fans Versus Votes main page.

Fantasy(3 seats) and Sci-Fi(4 seats) won enough seats that they could form a coalition government. Comedy also won three seats, Animation and Drama won no seats , Action/Adventure and Horror won one seat each.

The results of this election reveal only Four Winners across all three electoral systems ; Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Stranger Things, and The Expanse.

One District only went to three Counts, where it took 5 to determine the winner in the East River Constituency.

Comedy was extremely transfer friendly despite rarely being a first preference. Drama was quite weak in terms of transfers overall. Fantasy was hugely over represented in first preference votes due to the massive fandom of Game of Thrones.

Constituency

East River

Central Bay

South Town

West Village

Seat 1

Game of Thrones

Black Mirror

Stranger Things

The Expanse

Seat 2

Jessica Jones

Better Call Saul

Westworld

Dirk Gently

Seat 3

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Silicon Valley

Supernatural

The Good Place

Vote Breakdown

Central Bay Constituency

Candidate

Count 1

Count 2

Count 3

Count 4

Arrested Development

1 Eliminated Transfer to Black Mirror

Ash vs Evil Dead

1 Eliminated Transfer to Black Mirror

Better Call Saul

4

4

4

6 ELECTED

Black Mirror

5

7 ELECTED

Transfer 1 Surplus to Silicon Valley

House of Cards

0 Eliminated

Humans

0 Eliminated

Longmire

0 Eliminated

Outlander

3

3 Eliminated Transfer 2 to Better Call Saul

1 to Silicon Valley

Sherlock

1 Eliminated Transfer to Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

3

4

5

6 ELECTED

Suits

4

4

4

4

The Walking Dead

0 Eliminated

Total votes

22 quota 6

East River

Candidate

Count 1

Count 2

Count 3

Count 4

Count 5

American Horror Story

4

5

7

8

Archer

4

6

6 Eliminated Transfer 3 to Jessica Jones 2 to Always Sunny

1 to American Horror Story

Arrow

2 Eliminated Transfer 2 to Archer

Curb Your Enthusiasm

3

3 Eliminated Transfer 2 to Jessica Jones 1 to Always Sunny

Fargo

2 Eliminated Transfer 1 to Jessica Jones 1 to Always Sunny

Game of Thrones

13 ELECTED

Transfer 1 surplus to Always Sunny

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

3

7

9

11

12 ELECTED

Jessica Jones

4

8

10

13 ELECTED

Transfer 1 surplus to Always Sunny

Legion

2 Eliminated Transfer 1 to Jessica Jones 1 to Always Sunny

Narcos

3

3 Eliminated Transfer 1 to Always Sunny

2 to American Horror Story

The Americans

2 Eliminated Transfer 1 to Jessica Jones 1 to Always Sunny

The Orville

2 Eliminated Transfer 1 to Jessica Jones

1 to American Horror Story

Total

44 quota 12

South Town

Candidate

Count 1

Count 2

Count 3

Atlanta

2

2 Eliminated Transfer 1 to Mindhunter 1 to Supernatural

Doctor Who

2

3 Eliminated 1 to Westworld

2 to Supernatural

Luke Cage

0 Eliminated

Mike Tyson Mysteries

0 Eliminated

Mindhunter

2

4

5

Rick and Morty

1 Eliminated Transfer to Strange Things

South Park

1 Eliminated Transfer to Stranger Things

Stranger Things

4

6 ELECTED

Strikeback

1 Eliminated Transfer to MindHunter

Supernatural

3

4

6 ELECTED

The Crown

1 Eliminated Transfer to Doctor Who

Westworld

5

5

6 ELECTED

Total

22 Quota 6

West Village

Candidate

Count 1

Count 2

Count 3

Count 4

Count 5

Bojack Horseman

1 Eliminated Transfer to Dirk Gently

Daredevil

2

2 Eliminated Transfer 1 to Dirk Gently

1 to Leftovers

Dirk Gently

5

6

8

9

10 ELECTED

Modern Family

0 Eliminated

Mr.Robot

0

Orange is the New Black

2

2 Eliminated Transfer to The Good Place

The Expanse

9

9

9

11 ELECTED transfer 1 surplus to Dirk Gently

The Good Place

5

5

7

9

9 ELECTED

The Last Kingdom

2

2 Eliminated Transfer 1 to Dirk Gently

1 to Leftovers

The Leftovers

6

6

8

8 Eliminated

The Simpsons

0

Trollhunters

4

4

4 Eliminated Transfer 2 to Good Place

1 to Expanse

Total

36 quota 10

Vote Breakdown

Party

Seats

Percentage of First preference votes

Action/Adventure

1

11.81%

Comedy

3

5.74%

Drama 0

16.53%

Sci-Fi

4

22.05%

Fantasy

3

30.47%

Animation

0

6.3%

Horror

1

7.10%

Last Thoughts

The results of the different systems are more stark than I had expected. Interestingly though response from different subreddits were wildly different the results do not reflect that. This shows that television fandoms unsurprisingly have significant overlap.

I decided to publish the count by count breakdown for proportional voting, as it can be very hard to see how quickly each count changes the results.

Once again thank you to everyone who took part!

Action/Adventure:

8%

Drama:

23%

Comedy:

15%

Science Fiction:

29%

Fantasy:

12%

Animation:

2%

Horror:

7%

This was the Final outcome of the exit poll which is relatively  close to the results of the mixed system, and not hugely far off the final results of the others.