Understood To play a bit more of Devil’s Advocate, guys with lots of money (large deposits) may be able to get in very late by bumping up gas payments. If my deposit is $1 zillion and my bounty is a percentage of the deposit I can afford to pay whatever it takes to get included in one of the last block before the epoch ends.
So ironically, validators with large deposits may end up doing less work and ripping most of the bounties, because they will be able to afford to be included in the last block.
More of Devil’s Advocate: nothing precludes validators from reaching agreements with large miners to have guaranteed inclusion in the last block. In this case, there may be a funny situation where a large portion of the votes will be in the last block