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Stack Overflow user Community (not a real user, I know) got the new Electorate badge ("Voted on 600 questions and has better than 3:1 answer/question vote ratio.").

What is the reason?

Why does this user even have upvotes (currently 320) and downvotes (currently 19298)?

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Why does it matter? –  staticx Jan 2 '10 at 15:07
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@Roboto: Unexpected behavior could be an indication of a bug in SOFU. Thus reporting it could lead to higher quality of SOFU. –  Peter Mortensen Jan 2 '10 at 15:54
    
Duplicate - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25822/… –  ChrisF Feb 2 '10 at 20:42

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

It can be explained by this information from Community's profile:

Own downvotes on spam/evil posts that get permanently deleted

That still leaves an explanation for the upvotes.

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He also owns the upvotes? –  Ladybug Killer Jan 2 '10 at 14:07
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up or down is irrelevant; the terms of the badge are "voted". –  Jeff Atwood Jan 3 '10 at 11:01
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but why does he have upvotes at all? (a new question) –  deleted Jan 3 '10 at 20:13
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@Isaac - So that if a user is deleted, the votes they placed are still maintained. –  Margaret Jan 3 '10 at 23:43

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