The Faction owner of the Republic has indicated that the OOC vote was to be indicative of the IC populace vote. As a result, the methodology of said vote is also indicative of IC results. In this particular case, the vote was held in a strawpoll posted solely on the discord server. These are the issues with such:​
1. It is impossible to know who voted in the poll, which means people could vote more than once from different machines.​
2. The discord is populated by non-Republic members as well as Republic members, meaning outsiders were able to vote.​
3. There are some members of the faction who do not use the discord, and as no link was posted on the forum, those members didn't get to vote.​
The above memorandum takes these issues into account identifying potential voter fraud and people being unable to vote.​