The ABC appear to be censoring comments informing the public that Wikileaks with 2-3$ can win in WA. WHY?
The ABC interview with Julian Assange was
clearly bias. Other parties such as Clive Palmer and Bob Katter are not
subjected to the same focus of attack.
Wikileaks is a threat to the Greens which explains why the Greens are
now attacking Wikileaks. Wikileaks is a competitor, not a partner to,
Group Ticket Preference do not indicate endorsement or an alliance. The Greens have preferenced Clive Palmer in South Australia.
The Droop quota dividing the cake by seven and throwing away a slice
distorts the proportionality of the vote. More so than the below the
line voting. Most BTL votes tend to follow the general thrust of the
party of the voters first preference. Those that don't cancel each other
out in a similar way the democrat or Socialist Equality Party slip
When you add to this the distortion in the calculation of the surplus
transfer vale. the method of segmentation and distribution of votes for
candidates that are excluded the proportionality is even more diluted
We need to fix the way in which we count the vote, Droop quota,
Surplus transfer and order of distribution of preferences. All of
these distortions were introduced to facilitate a manual counting
process, including the above the line voting system.
In 2007 Queensland Senate election the system of segmented
distribution elected the wrong candidate. if you recount the 2007 QLD
vote excluding all candidates except the last seven standing (3 ALP,
3LNP and 1 GRN) Larisa Waters should have been elected.
A preferred method of distribution is to reset and restart the count
on each exclusion, distributing each preferences as if the excluded
candidate(s) had not stood. with surpluses distributed on each
iteration. One transaction/iteration per excluded candidate.
In te past with a manual count a reiterative distribution was
prohibitive., With computer aided counting this is no longer the case. A
reiterative count reflects the voters intentions .
In Europe they have a representation threshold of 3-5%. and instead
of preferences that use the party list. If we can not fix the
preferential STV voting system then system then maybe we should just
adopt the party list system.
I trust that this comment will be published and not censored as past
comments have and the ABC facilitates open and informed discussion on
our voting system