But, in my experience, there’s an added benefit to having the Decider see which way people are voting. It kind of expands their own viewpoint. It’s like rapidly consulting everyone, then making the call.
It’ve seen a Decider overrule a group-favorite solution, but she was also very good at articluating why (“Idea A goes against our product core value X, so we won’t do it”). This leads to more transparency — people will often be fine with shutting down a good idea if there’s a better reason.