Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Oh, the Irony
As recently as 2009 B.C. Liberals were voting 80% against electoral reform , because they had become convinced that the system worked well for them: http://thetyee.ca/Views/
2009/07/08/WhoKilledSTV/ It is difficult to argue with a statistic as stark as this: Over 60% of Green and NDP voters supporting STV in both elections, while only 20% of Liberals supporting it in 2009 (down 30% from 2005!).
Well, the electoral system did work well for the Liberals--as long as it was exaggerating their popularity, instead of their unpopularity. It will be interesting to see how attitudes change after May 14.