Personally I think Ceshire Cat got a lot of votes because she was the only female candidate and ppl have a habit of voting for the only woman here, like what happens in real-life sometimes. She also leads the MAP and some ppl think that counts for something when it doesn't. As a lot of ppl said, all she does it make a lot of moves, what's with all the votes? If you want a woman in "the council", get skeeter or someone like that. The Ceshire vote was a popularity vote, I was hoping ppl would not vote off popularity like this, but they did. The arrakis vote was also a popularity vote aswell, ppl remember the scene he made with JW, good or bad, so they vote for him, all press is good press in elections, just ask G.W Bush, and arrakis was good at bringing "the press".
I'm hoping Russ will have some sense and discard Ceshire and arrakis. Hopefully he will have Tebb, Greyeyes, Gatecrusher, Phabalit, Trackhead, and Mephisto, that would be respectable and could work.