Monday, December 12, 2011

Saskatchewan Election Votes Distorted

By Don Mitchell
Saskatchewan Notes
December 2011

With 64% of the popular vote, the Saskatchewan Party gained 84.5% of the seats in the November 7th provincial election. They might easily have swept every seat in the province, as occurred with the McKenna Liberals with 60% of the popular vote in New Brunswick in 1987.

Under our failed electoral system anytime a party has 50% or more of the popular vote, they gain at the very least 65% of the seats. So the election result in Saskatchewan, though skewed, was actually more balanced than might have been expected.

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