Yes, I see your point Mario.
I see where Mitch had 17 Comments and Votes in a 24 hour period and One Silent Vote. Flipd's extra comment only counts as one Vote and Bessi's Congrat the day after does not count at all towards the Final Score as he had already voted. Then Mitch had an extra vote but on the 13th of Oct to give him a Total of 19 but only 18 Counting towards POTD.
I see where you had a Total of 18 Comments and Votes in a 24 Hour Period and One Silent Vote. But not sure when your silent came. ON the 12 or 13? If it had been on the 12th then you would have had 19 votes on the day of Posting.
It sure seems like a Tie to Me........My Best Suggestion is to Contact Carlo and ask him how ties are broken.
I have solved (I think), if there is a tie in number of voters and score, the winnig picture should be the last one uploaded. I've been seeing results and always the last uploaded picture is placed first when ther is a tie (score and number of votes).
if someone knows something else different I will appreciate another explanation.