RNC Chair Election, Round Two: Still No Winner

The RNC just finished their second round of balloting, with barely any changes as measured against the first round:

• Duncan 48 (-4)

• Steele 48 (+2)

• Dawson 29 (+1)

• Anuzis 24 (+2)

• Blackwell 19 (-1)

The only candidate for whom this round was unambiguously bad was Duncan — he’s the incumbent and he lost four votes, with only 29% of the total vote. And now he’s tied with Steele.

If there’s going to be major movement here, one of the lesser candidates will have to drop out, or at least see their supporters effectively drop them out of the race by going to other contenders.