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When viewing the number of up votes and down votes on the elections page, I see some people seem to have a negative number of down votes. How is this possible? What does this mean?

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    This is a duplicate of this question (as mentioned in the current answer).
    – Mark Hurd
    Jun 14 '12 at 10:04
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When a vote count is in double digits it has +/- in front of it (for up/downvotes respectively, obviously). When they get to three digits or more, the sign is dropped. That's just the way it is meant to be. See this question from a few days ago. Note that this happens on all vote counts across all sites, not just elections.

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    Wow, I've never noticed that before. Thanks.
    – nmc
    Jun 14 '12 at 3:25

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