On the election page if you click on the number of votes it will show you the breakdown of up and down votes in the same way that question up and down votes can be viewed.

But if the candidate has more than 100 down votes then the down votes count is missing the minus sign:

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The +/- prefix is hidden for counts larger than 99. Your screenshot also lacks the "+" before the upvote count. Compare with these two-digit counts:

  • 2
    Fair enough then, I guess they ran out of screen space for the extra +/-
    – JK.
    Jun 12, 2012 at 0:46
  • 1
    i was wandering why some candidates have 200 downvotes while some have -80...
    – Aprillion
    Jun 14, 2012 at 22:00

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