Ben is joined by William Bowe of the Poll Bludger to discuss Labor's massive landslide victory in yesterday's Western Australian state election, including running through each of the six upper house contests.This podcast is supported by the Tally Room's...
In this post I run through the current state of the estimated preference distributions for four of the six upper house regions. I've run out of time to analyse the last two (South Metropolitan and South West) before my...
The result in the lower house in yesterday's Western Australian state election was overwhelming and shows how the single-member voting system can produce massive lopsided majorities when a party wins big.Based on the final results at the end of...
4:38am - That's it for this liveblog. I'll be back later today with more considered and extensive analysis. Thanks for following along.4:36am - About one third of the vote has been counted for the upper house so far. I assume...
It's now 8am in Western Australia, and polls have just opened for election day. We're expecting a record low proportion of Western Australian voters casting their vote on election day, thanks to record numbers of pre-poll and postal votes.As...
Election day is tomorrow in Western Australia.We haven't had any more proper polling since the Newspoll three weeks ago which gave Labor 68% of the two-party-preferred vote. Overall, we haven't had much polling for this election. It's quite likely...
Western Australia is the last place in Australia where the voting system strongly pushes voters into casting a vote which hands total control of preferences over to the party who receives that vote, by imposing voting rules that make...
Australia has a long history of electoral systems that slant the playing field in favour of particular ideological positions, favouring certain voters over others. Limiting the vote to people with property was common in the mid-19th century, and survived...
We return to the WA election today, with Ben joined by the ABC's Jacob Kagi and the University of Sydney's Stewart Jackson, who discuss the campaign and what to look out for on election night.This podcast is supported by...
By now we all know to expect a landslide victory for WA Labor in this month's state election. The polls predict it, and even the Liberal leader has acknowledged it.But I want to put what might happen in context...