texcoaster wrote:^ The ballots are evenly distributed to four quadrants of the US, plus international ballots.
Just because the winners are commonly in the midwest doesn't mean the voters are.
Oh, and 20% of the top 50 woodies are outside the US. I seriously doubt that 20% of the world's woodies are outside the US, so it seems that the votes are skewed away from the US in that category.
I hadn't seen the Top 50 list yet, that does seem a little high as Mitch pools has only 15 woodies in their Top 50.
My bad, I phrased my stance incorrectly. The voting options are skewed to US based attractions, at least 80% of the voting options were in the US, sure you can write-ins candidates, but a write-in is unlikely to ever win. So even with international ballots those internationals are not concentrated in any one area where a consensus of the international voters can get behind their home coaster.