Yesterday CCP did the big reveal stream for CSM16, going through the election round by round to both demonstrate how STV elections work and to try and milk some suspense out of the results.
Unfortunately there wasn’t that much suspense because CCP accidentally posted the results archive up on their site before the stream, so they were up on /r/eve before hand. CCP tried to pass that off as just “test data,” but when the results lined up it was clear that was just a smokescreen.
The winners were:
Congratulations to those who made the cut for CSM16.
In order of election they were:
- Merkelchen – Goonswarm Federation (first round)*
- Gobbins – Pandemic Horde (first round)*
- Innominate – Goonswarm Federation (first round)*
- Brisc Rubal – The Initiative*
- Kenneth Feld – Pandemic Legion*
- I Beast – Method Synergy
- Suitonia – We Form V0lta
- Vily – Test Alliance Please Ignore*
- Progodlegend – Test Alliance Please Ignore
- Mike Azariah – The Scope*
Seven of the eight incumbents who ran were re-elected and seven of the ten total seats when to sov null sec bloc candidates, which is about par for the course for CSM elections. Null sec blocs tend to take between 6 and 8 seats.
Total votes cast were 38,086, up from the 36,120 cast in the CSM15 election and the 32,994 cast in the CSM14 election. The votes by country saw the US contribute the lions share of ballots making up close to a third of the count.
As happened last year, Merkelchen and Gobbins, who topped the Goonswarm and Pandemic Horde ballots respectively, met the ballot quota of 3,463 to get themselves elected in the first of the 36 rounds of elimination. Interestingly, there were enough votes for Merkelchen in the first round, 7,726 to be exact, that his spill over elected Innominate in the first round as well, being the next candidate on the Goonswarm ballot.
Innominate, having made quota, then sent another 204 excess votes to Brisc Rubal, third on the ballot. In the past, those voting the straight Goon ballot have generally only sent votes to the first two candidates, but there were enough voters for some to trickle down to Brisc this time.
From there it was quite a few rounds before Brisc Rubal and then Kenneth Feld met quota and were elected. By round 36 the final three candidates neither eliminated nor elected were Progodlegend, Mike Azariah, and Arsia Elkin. Arsia was the last candidate eliminated, so they will be the first called up should somebody on the CSM drop off or be removed.
Being in 11th place used to give you a pretty good shot at serving on the CSM at some point, as we had a pretty long streak of councils where somebody ended up getting tossed for non-participation or leaking NDA related information. CSM15 was a bit of an outlier on that front.
One thing I observed from a ballot analysis (linked at the post end) was that Silent Company, the largest alliance in the game, which I mentioned in yesterday’s post, had an official ballot. But of the 30K players in the alliance, only 133 voted their ballot. (Mike Azariah got those votes as he was the top pick on their list.)
People bitch about sov null sec candidates winning 6-8 seats every time, but there was a potential tide-turning number of voters who didn’t bother voting. Guess what, you don’t get your act together and vote your ticket, you don’t win.
The eliminations, round by round, were as follows:
- Elimination: “TDor Clau” with 30.551773 votes
- Elimination: “knockerwrench Alduin” with 51.510715 votes
- Elimination: “hurleyalex hurley” with 56.163352 votes
- Elimination: “Styxx” with 57.628965 votes
- Elimination: “Reicher514” with 62.725040 votes
- Elimination: “Xenuria” with 63.810632 votes
- Elimination: “Kay-Lynn Tsero” with 67.353259 votes
- Elimination: “Micromancer” with 69.549025 votes
- Elimination: “Lucrative Business Opportunity” with 99.172650 votes
- Elimination: “Xeromus Plague” with 109.192879 votes
- Elimination: “Broodin” with 122.813039 votes
- Elimination: “Robert Downey Iron” with 156.601009 votes
- Elimination: “Gay Pride BOOOOOM” with 191.050778 votes
- Elimination: “White 0rchid” with 225.780072 votes
- Elimination: “DutchGunner” with 231.144089 votes
- Elimination: “Winzentowitsch Madeveda” with 244.139180 votes
- Elimination: “Angry Mustache” with 251.063735 votes
- Elimination: “Rich Richman” with 285.158034 votes
- Elimination: “Baculus Orden” with 306.315076 votes
- Elimination: “Mantis Akiga” with 309.669628 votes
- Elimination: “Evie Kouvo” with 326.396510 votes
- Elimination: “Eluwien” with 352.996941 votes
- Elimination: “Shui Jing Jing” with 420.596216 votes
- Elimination: “Jim Halescott” with 519.031531 votes
- Elimination: “Maldavius” with 600.084464 votes
- Elimination: “Jurius Doctor” with 671.064656 votes
- Elimination: “Phantomite” with 720.975725 votes
- Elimination: “teddy Gbyc” with 750.116022 votes
- Elimination: “Dr Spodumain” with 775.232211 votes
- Elimination: “RonUSMC” with 850.020410 votes
- Elimination: “Rixx Javix” with 972.755342 votes
- Elimination: “Stitch Kaneland” with 1048.711892 votes
- Elimination: “Seddow” with 1227.656965 votes
- Elimination: “Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci” with 1509.087582 votes
- Elimination: “Mark Resurrectus” with 1736.691925 votes
- Elimination: “Arsia Elkin” with 2241.771743 votes
And so it goes. As I have repeated ad nauseum, CCP is in the driver’s seat when it comes to the CSM, so it is up to them to pay attention or ignore its advice. The current relationship with the CSM seems pretty good, but CCP always talks up the CSM, even when it is in the midst of trashing its relationship with it on a whim. We will just have to see how the next year turns out.