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My problem with the system is its manifest non-transparency. Nobody can be sure of the effect of their vote, especially if voting above the line. And backroom preference deals between parties are the antithesis of transparency.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Sep 9th, 2013 at 08:35:36 AM EST
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Its not as if the preference tickets secret, though ~ The Poll Bludger at Crikey covered the main outline. Its more obscurity through complexity.

That's the part of the system that is widely complained about in Australia. Its just that tossing aside preferential voting to fix it would be seen by many as throwing the baby away with the bathwater.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Sep 9th, 2013 at 10:15:31 AM EST
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