Reckless Run Off

Posted: August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized


For those who don’t understand the “Run Off Elections” issue here is an example:
3 Parties go up for a constituency 1000 people vote in a constituency.
Party A -450votes- 45%. Party B-250votes- 25%, Party C-150votes-15% Party D-150votes-15%.

No Party Crossed 50%, so there will be a Second Election in 15 days (aka Run-Off Election) between the 2 top Parties (A and B in this case).

800 former voters are upset that they have to now re vote and don’t bother to vote, so only 200 vote in the Run Off.

Run Off Election Results- Party A 80votes-40%. Party B 120votes- 60%.
Party B has won the Run off, so their MP will take office with 120 votes even though Party A had 450 votes initially.
In conclusion..how the Rat’s ass is that more “Democratic?”

Comments
  1. Yolande Sheppard says:

    Exactly my point. I was telling people that at the waterfront protest.
    Black people ain’t bothering to go vote again and THEY know that.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Very informative, thanks much

  3. Sheldon says:

    Would be interested to see the application of this formula over the last 4 general elections to see how much the result may have been different. This link is to the 2007 general election result by constituency. It could be more useful to the citizenry in arriving at an informed decision rather than supposition.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_and_Tobago_general_election,_2007. Just saying.

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