With the AEC releasing the full distribution of preferences for the ACT Senate count, Antony Green has an article explaining how the count unfolded. In the end, Zed was elected to the second seat at Count 39 when the Palmer United Party was excluded, Antony explaining:
The Liberal Party had achieved the quota entirely on below the line preferences, in the end not reliant on Rise Up Australia and Animal Justice Party preferences as had been predicted by the ABC Senate calculator.
Still remaining in the count at that point was the Greens, Bullet Train for Australia and the Sex Party. One interesting point is where the second Liberal candidate Nash is eliminated and a considerable number of votes leak away from the Liberal ticket rather than going to Zed.
Our below-the-line voting rate was 20%, the highest of any state or territory – well done us!