You can't know if others might have requested to change their votes as the poll neared its end. It would have made sense if they did. Nor can you know how many votes might have come in on the last day, as they did with the latter poll. If the poll had come to its natural conclusion, you might have an argument. But it was ended early in favor of the second poll, as Tom thought that would give a better reading of sentiment.
Frankly, I think it's always a bad idea to allow a vote change. Muddies the waters, as it did in this case. But anyway, the poll ended early, so who knows? If the second poll had ended a day early, the compromise vote would have been the clear winner.
Last edited by issybird; 11-29-2011 at 08:06 PM.