In the second round, Lasso obtained 187,000 votes in Azuay. It is up for discussion whether or not that is exactly what he "had" to pull out (and several forecasts suggested it was). Arauz, on the other hand, reached 146,000 votes and there were 151,000 invalid votes. The null vote, in Azuay, a Correísta stronghold that in 2021 turned to Pérez, breaking with the historical trend, reached a higher vote in the second round than the Correísta candidate.
The version that "Azuay, a historically correist province, turned to Lasso" is not precise enough. Lasso took out what he had to take out; the invalid vote exceeded the vote for the Correísta candidate; the null vote (in addition to the one that already Whatsapp Mobile Number List the first round) arose mostly from the voters who voted for Pérez in the first round; and those votes that Arauz did not receive constitute, in this context, a "deficit" that caused him to lose the province.
Each vote that went to Pérez in the first round and became invalid in the second round “helped” Lasso because it brought him closer to Arauz, who was first, due to the way in which the percentage of the total valid votes is calculated. What actually happened was that the null vote was massive and –again in the conceptual model–, given that most of the null votes came from the Pérez vote and were votes that Arauz did not receive, those null votes not only helped raise Lasso's percentage of valid votes, but literally helped him win.