Now I see what's happened. Things are much clearer. The vote for UncleBob and/or Dasmos wasn't intended as bandwagon vote to kill! It was in order to entice out information! Or at least, this time that was the cover. Typically, a roled player can save himself from the vote by just claiming he or she has a role. A large-ish group of people can determine information by hurling enough votes at someone in the game and forcing townies to make specific admissions or forcing the mafia to wet themselves. Dasmos then went and got sarcastic and cynical, and I let the confusion occur, but still, the goal was never to vote out anyone in particular.
In truth, the hope was to find the doctor, UncleBob. Of course, it wasn't to kill the fella. Honestly, I wouldn't have told oohhboy who he was until necessary, so I wouldn't blow my cover. I'd just say who NOT to kill, to avoid doctor protections. Or, you know, pull a vudu and have the doctor protect me and get hit, virtually solidifying my cover. One of those.
What's funny, though, is that I use this scare tactic as a townie, or used to, a lot. It's a great way to make Day 1 be very meaningful, if you've got the time and people who'll work with you. The truth is, Dasmos wouldn't have died that day had he not been sarcastic. I would've had a "hunch" or a "feeling" that he wasn't mafia, supported it by saying he really didn't seem to care about the votes, and then moved on to someone else, honestly, probably you, for the day's vote. In the end, you take the blame for targeting someone, I say "If he is mafia, we'll need to reconsider Mop_it_up for what happened on Day 1," and it looks like I'm really trying and just mistaken. Now, Dasmos owes me one, when he gets voted out/hit later, I look like a good guy in a sense, and things like that.
Just a little insight at how I had planned the events to happen, even though they didn't occur that way. And honestly? Had I not been mafia, I wouldn't have realized the sarcasm in Dasmos's message, in most cases.