Tuesday, May 12, 2009

History of Voting: BC's STV referendum

I've been trying in desultory fashion to find something interesting to catch hold of in British Columbia's debate on electoral reform. Here, the night before the vote (not that I have a vote), California's election-systems blog Fruits and Votes finds something.

Rumour has it some voting-reformers will vote no; they are holding out for MMP. But Gordon Gibson, the man who put STV on the ballot in British Columbia (I know, they say it was a Citizens' Assembly, but those things are flocks to be herded), said if he lived in Ontario he would have voted against its MMP proposal. Electoral reform may fail because neither proposal can get past the post first?
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