Monday, October 11, 2010
How Alternate Voting Works
David Miliband was in the lead for whole of the contest as less popular candidates were eliminated and their second preference votes redistributed in a case of "I don't like Dianne Abbot, but I don't really mind Ed Miliband one way or the other." Eventually, with David Miliband as the out and out clear favourite, his boggly eyed brother Ed won. No, I don't understand it either.
Applied to a General Election, the second preference voting system will work something like this...
"I want the Labour Party to win, but I hate the BNP so I'm putting them last, and the other parties are all in the middle somewhere."
As the votes are counted the less popular political parties get dropped one by one, out go the BNP, SNP, Plaid Cymru, Lib-Dems, and then to every ones vast surprise, and because nobody actually hates them, the Monster Raving Loony Party wins the 2014 General Election and Alan “Howlin Laud” Hope becomes the next Prime Minister of the UK. Or, to really put the fear into you, look at the little picture above, the bloke on the right is the MRLP leader, the bloke on the left is ex footballer and full time nutter David Icke, he thinks the Royal Family are actually disguised space lizards from Betelgeuse, and he's allowed to run for election as well.