As a LINN holder I hope BRY shareholders do indeed vote NO! BRY is not worth the price offered. If this deal fails, BRY will quickly fall back hard and fast to were it was before the merger was ever conceived. Unfortunately there's not enough BRY shareholders to influence the vote one way or another as you well know.
BRY stockholders should vote NO to this merger because they are very likely to end up owning shares of LNCO that will be selling in the 20s. A merger will result in way too much debt, too much dilution, and way too little available cash. Oil is headed down and so is overall demand while production keeps going up. The market is already sending a message that should NOT be ignored.