Blank votes and invalid votes are not Country Email List included in this sum, and the total number of valid votes is the denominator used to calculate the percentage of the final result for each candidate. For example, the 32.7% obtained by Country Email List Arauz in the first round is obtained by dividing the total number of votes received by him (3,033,791 votes) by the total number of votes received by all 16 candidates who participated in the first Country Email List round ( 9,272,034 valid votes).
Null and blank votes are not included in this Country Email List calculation and, by mathematical verification, the higher the number of null and blank votes, the lower the total number of valid votes, and the higher the percentage of official results Country Email List calculated for each candidate. The peculiarity of this way of calculating the official result is that, in a specific context of the second round, where invalid votes selectively harm one candidate, the favored one is the other candidate: not because he receives more votes, but because he Country Email List benefits from the calculation. What actually happened?
The most unexpected thing about the results Country Email List of the elections on Sunday, April 11, then, was the very high percentage reached by those who voted null. In the second round, the null reached 16%, more than six points above what was achieved in the first round. The recent historical record was 12%, in the first round of 2006. This year, the null Country Email List simply exceeded all expectations. One out of every six people who went to the polls in the second electoral round cast an invalid vote. In large part, the massive null vote was due to the campaign of Pérez and Pachakutik, who promoted the "ideological null vote" as a sign of rejection of the electoral Country Email List system and the alleged fraud against his candidacy in the first round.