So here was my thought for future:
Round 1: multiple votes
Top 3 advance (or if there is a tie for 3rd they all make it too, if 3 are tied for 1st then only those 3 advance... If there are 4 tied for 2nd they all advance but no 3rd place advances.. Hope this makes sense) SINGLE VOTES in this round.
If there is a tie in this round the winner is chosen by the contest creator (winner of previous contest) so we don't end up wasting time.
ALL ROUNDS SHOULD ALWAYS BE PUBLIC
How does that sound?