A number of well-placed goodreps and comments in the right threads and you can still change the match. Like any good election, this competition often has more to do with stroking the egos of certain voters.
(I know, I know, I'm too cynical for my own good)
From the voting thread, gulzhan votes for Maria and writes:
(16) Maria_V vs. (17) Sunset of Age -- one of rare fedfans I like and respect
No wonder she's doing well if she comes across as a Fedtard.