Congratulations to Fargo ND on its great success in the first Block Approval Voting election in the US.
As you can see from the results, there were 16968 ballots and 38877 votes, meaning 2.3 votes per ballot on average. In recent elections there were 1.82 (2018) and 1.9 (2016) votes per ballot, so people did make use of the option to support their favorite, even if they were afraid their favorite might be a spoiler.
Thanks to the many people who campaigned for the initiative that led to the new method, as discussed at:
Note my use of the term “Block Approval”, because it was for City Commissioners, and there were two winners. It would be better to use a system that provides Proportional Representation, like Proportional approval voting or Sequential proportional approval voting so that the pair of winners does the best possible job of representing the electorate. There is interest in moving further towards proportional representation in Fargo, but they can already be very proud of this accomplishment.