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Jul 03 2016

Australian Federal Election Vote Allocation Pre-Final


How Do The Votes Get Allocated to Seats in the Federal Election?

After 77.7 per cent of the votes were counted, and the ABC were releasing data on votes and numbers of seats allocated to each party, I began to wonder about how inequitable it is.

Look at the Green Vote below.  They have 1 million votes, and ONE seat in parliament.  But the leading group, the LNP with 4.5 million votes, are shown with 65 seats.  With real proportional representation that should be the LNP having 4.5 times the seats as the Greens.

But then, the ALP have 3.8 million votes (half a million LESS than LNP, and 67 seats, (that’s 2 seats MORE than the LNP, but with less votes)

 

Party Votes Seats Votes per seat
Liberal Nationals 4,520,675 65                 69,549
Labor Party 3,842,513 67                 57,351
Greens 1,081,537 1           1,081,537
Others 744,891 2               372,446
Christian Parties 393,188 0
Nick Xenophon Team 203,541 1               203,541
Katter’s Australian Party 55,097 1                 55,097
Country Liberals 24,075 0
Palmer’s United Party 307 0

The above figures are subject to change as more results come in.

I feel these results would look much more equitable, and evenly split by votes:

 

Party Votes Seats Votes per seat
Liberal Nationals 4,520,675 57                 79,310
Labor Party 3,842,513 48                 80,052
Greens 1,081,537 14                 77,253
Others 744,891 9                 82,766
Christian Parties 393,188 5                 78,638
Nick Xenophon Team 203,541 3                 67,847
Katter’s Australian Party 55,097 1                 55,097
Country Liberals 24,075 0
Palmer’s United Party 307 0






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