Than the Correísta candidate. The version Country Email List that "Azuay, a historically correist province, turned to Lasso" is not precise enough. Lasso took out what he had to take out; the invalid Country Email List vote exceeded the vote for the Correísta candidate; the null vote (in addition to the one that already existed since the first round) arose mostly from the Country Email List voters who voted for Pérez in the first round; and those votes that Arauz did not receive constitute, in this context, a "deficit" that caused him to lose the province.
Each vote Country Email List that went to Pérez in the first round and became invalid in the second round “helped” Lasso because it brought him closer to Arauz, who was first, due to the way in which the percentage of the total valid votes is calculated. What actually happened was that the null Country Email List vote was massive and –again in the conceptual model–, given that most of the null votes came from the Pérez vote and were votes that Arauz Country Email List did not receive, those null votes not only helped raise Lasso's percentage of valid votes, but literally helped him win.
How big was the effect Country Email List of this dramatic increase in the number of invalid votes? Very big. In five provinces, Arauz obtained fewer votes than the null vote. Of these, Azuay and Tungurahua are the fifth and seventh provinces with the highest number of voters, while Cotopaxi and Chimborazo have a Country Email List considerable number of voters. There is another way to propose this argument: rather than lose against Lasso, Arauz lost against the invalid vote. Who would have won if the null had been 10%-11% instead of 16.2%, as it happened? Or Country Email List more appropriately to illustrate the same point, who would have won if only 10%-15% of Yaku Pérez's votes had turned into null votes? In the extreme, who would have won if none of Pérez's votes had become null? The answer: