David Cake won the 2011 DUFF race with a first-round majority reports Emma Hawkes, Australian Administrator:
ROUND AUS NA Total
David Cake 69 11 80
Paula McGrath 33 24 57
Hold Over Funds 1
No Preference 9
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102 35 148
The third time was a charm for Cake, who rebounded from previous defeats in 2002 and 2009.
[Thanks to Marty Cantor, John Hertz, Catherine Crockett, Ansible Links and all the ships at sea for the story.]
Update 06/07/2011: Courtesy of Marty Cantor I have a copy of Emma Hawkes’ e-mail with a correction, adding 1 vote to Paula McGrath giving her a total of 57, making 148 votes cast altogether. (No info on which region that last vote came from.) Marty also says he persuaded Emma to divulge that the recipient of the single write-in vote was Tess Williams. // Cantor writes that the vote must have come from Australasia, because he knows Hertz hasn’t contacted her since the first tally was announced. So I have updated the columns accordingly.