While we constantly read of why the Labor Party managed to lose the last election, no-one seems to mention the obvious.
We do not have a ‘one person one vote’ system, but our unique Preferential Voting.
Some votes get counted once, some more than once, and the final result depends on the pre-election deals made regarding swapping of preferences.
Labor lost because Clive Palmer’s last minute deal with the Liberal National Party meant votes cast for his Party flowed on to them.
It wasn’t a miracle, it was mathematics.
Email, Oct 21
Margaret McGowan, Erina