Ian (lovingboth) wrote,

Northern Ireland Euro elections..

.. have long been done by STV because the government wouldn't like the results if they used an inferior system.

But looking at the BBC page on the results (so far - they're still redistributing votes) I am struck by the fact that no party has more than one candidate. STV doesn't penalise you for having more, so why is everyone saying, in effect, 'there is no way we can get more than one MEP'?

This entry was originally posted at http://lovingboth.dreamwidth.org/521557.html, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - comment count unavailable have and if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.

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