Well, I am town. So if I can get people to follow my vote, that means there are more people voting as though they were townie.
You seem to think that starting a sub-group within the game is somehow more open to exploitation than the game itself is. Of course there is potential for scum to abuse the system. But it could also help townies to work together. In the end it works exactly the same as the game itself, and the end result is null - which is why it never really works out.
I'm off to shower now, I might be back a bit later.