After a hotly contested race and four rounds of counting, Chocolate scooped the victory by soundly defeating the runner up, Chocolate Chip. Other flavors that melted under pressure were Vanilla, Strawberry, and Cookies and Cream. Complete results are available at http://www.opavote.org/
Chocolate declared victory at 11:32 pm on the summer solstice, thanking his opponents for a tasteful campaign and promising to provide a summer of chockingly great ice cream.
Chocolate Chip conceded victory and commended the use of ranked-choice voting as representing the will of the people. "Although I did not win, it is clear that the majority of the people preferred Chocolate and she should be the winner," said Chocolate Chip. "The use of ranked-choice voting prevents fringe candidates, like Strawberry, from acting as spoilers and undermining the will of the people."
Vanilla complained bitterly. "Special interests bought this election," said Vanilla. "We need meaningful campaign finance reform to prevent the cocoa industry from using their campaign war chests to get their puppet candidates in office to increase their own profits at the expense of democracy." Hershey and Cadbury declined to comment.
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