It looks like (statements, logs, and such) that the upset was the result of a sneaky plot by Q.U. to convince people to vote for him on the last day. This seems to have been unrelated to the betting. So what to do about the betting? IMO the nature of the situation should have prompted people to bet with unusual activities in mind, but since this the first such round of bets, I suppose some leniency is due. Therefore, in a one-time-only offer, the people who would have bet correctly without the late surge for Q.U. can retract their spoiled bet retroactively. Since Tuor was the first runner up, and there was not a tie for second place, though second and third place were separated by a point, Mir@k and DaCrum may retract their bets for Tuor, and Rough Giraffe may retract his bet on the margin of victory. Given Mir@k's statement, his bet for Tuor has been retracted.
Anyway, total bets and results for this extra-shady-looking round:
The Pool: Who wins the poll - 10,477 Internets
- Tuor: DaCrum 15
- Q.U.: Valhallen 100
- Grey: DaCrum 10, Grey 10,000, Birdofterror 2
- Tie: Mir@k 150, Zelosse 150, DaCrum 50
- The margin of victory will be one point: Rough Giraffe 101
Since I was the only one to take advantage of the simultaneous deadlines, I cleaned up rather nicely.
This post will be updated if DaCrum and/or Rough Giraffe decide to retract their bets, or if Mir@k decides to reinstate his given the ruling (deadline is 24 hours from this post).