[LINK] The amazing world of the Senate

Chris Maltby chris at sw.oz.au
Mon Aug 23 14:44:19 AEST 2010

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 10:53:01AM +1000, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> But the Victorian may be replaced by a philosophically like-minded 
> newcomer in John Madigan from the socially and economically conservative 
> Democratic Labor Party.

Informed sources are telling me that Mr Madigan is not likely to last
the distance. Elimination order is vital in Senate results for small
vote candidates to last the distance, and there are some close ones
which could easily reverse as postal, pre-poll, absent and provisional
votes are counted. Then there's the small percentage of below-the-line
papers to consider too.


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