Given that it's been sitting there for so long, and there is a limit to the number of voting threads at any one time, maybe one solution would be to put the names of those involved in the tie into a hat and draw one.
Thank goodness it's never come to that. Dear paperstains, please know that this particular competition up for public vote is by far not the only one that's been "stalled" for a long period of time. If fact, in the past, many have languished far longer. I'm in the haiku comp as a participant, and all one can do is go about enjoying other endeavors until the results come it - and they will, never fear. Most comps don't go through such a long wait, but the ones that do just require patience.
In fact, it's thanks to the Mods who give members a reminder on the Forum that helps clear the log jams.
Oh and one more thing: many many DUP members don't indulge in the competitions, nor do they go to see which are up for public voting. There may be thousands of DUP members, but a mere few in comparison who are active hosts & participants in the contests.
Take care dear, and thanks for listening and adding your thoughts to this thread. Be well.