I was doing my usual perusal of Guido Fawke’s blog this morning. This is a blog I normally find interesting and informative but as the Alternative Vote (AV) referendum campaign continues it seems to be peddling more lies about AV and STV (the PR varient used in Ireland). To try and show AV as a confusing system he posted this picture to try and show how confusing it is.
Now that picture above would be ok if it showed the actual results. But it dosen’t. Its the transfer analysis from the Dublin Central By-Election in 2009 which is on Elections Ireland. Not many people look at the page apart from Politics heads like me. The actual results of that election was
The full results can be viewed on the Elections Ireland page. Its fairly obvious from that picture who won the election, even from the first count. It really shows the desperation of those on the No side when they are peddling myths on how confusing AV (and by extension STV) are when in reality they are not.
Heres hoping the Yes Side will win.
- Adopting the alternative vote would be a very British revolution | Andrew Rawnsley (guardian.co.uk)
- Alternative vote system would see MPs denied ‘jobs for life’, says Dyke (guardian.co.uk)
- Channel 4′s Factcheck slates No2AV campaign’s claims (libdemvoice.org)