Here it finally is, the first episode of the Tally Room podcast. It was recorded earlier this week after an earlier attempt last week, with Stewart Jackson and Megan Clement-Couzner.
We discussed a number of election news items, which involved a wide-ranging conversation about the Ontario provincial election and the Maine primaries, and what they tell us about voting systems, before previewing tomorrow’s Darling Range by-election in WA, and discussing the lack of Liberal Party women in the federal parliament.
I plan to publish episodes every fortnight for now, but I’m planning an episode next week to cover the results of Darling Range (amongst other topics).
I expect the podcast to be up soon on iTunes but you can use the RSS feed now to subscribe in other podcast apps (I’ve done it myself in Overcast) or you can listen to the episode in the player below.
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Here are some links to inform the stories on this week’s episode:
- Conservative Doug Ford wins Ontario election despite progressive majority of vote
- Maine voters back Ranked Choice Voting in referendum
- Results of Maine’s first preference counts under Ranked Choice Voting
- Tally Room guide to Darling Range
- Background to Barry Urban’s resignation from Darling Range
- Labor’s first candidate for Darling Range resigned before nominations closed
- My analysis of 2016 election candidates by gender, marginality and incumbency
- Jane Prentice’s preselection loss in Ryan in May