Comment 63094

By Borrelli (registered) | Posted May 05, 2011 at 10:15:50

Why is anyone arguing with Say What? He's so out to lunch on this issue it's hilarious.

Allan, that you think that being elected with less than 50% of the vote represents the wishes of the electorate is very worrying. I'd recommend a lesson in democracy, but you'd tune out what you don't want to hear anyway.

Look back at this statement and think about it for a second:

"So how does the electorate filter the unelected half. I could live with this if there was a way to reject appointed candidates by the voters, I just cannot see how it could be done."

How does FPTP guarantee this ability to reject an appointed candidate? If Party A drops in an appointed candidate (as all federal parties do from time to do), and voters vote for Party B and C because they're running home-grown candidates, how does this stop Party A's candidate from benefiting from split votes and winning with 36% of the vote?

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