Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by mmm....shiney!, May 18, 2016.
The only reason he got voted in last time was because he was first on the ballot and they changed the name of the party to LIBERAL democrats. He even said himself he was the "donkey senator". He never should have been there in the first place.
I would agree with you there. He got over 2.5% of the vote this time, down some 6%. LDP performance is up in some states, down in others. I'd say the Vic Branch would be especially disappointed with their number of votes.
Where can I find the most up to date info on the LDP? I hope they can stay in parliament.
Trawl these, I'd say they're stuffed.
There are libertarian minded members in the Libs, and there are libertarian minded bureaucrats and government contractors - if that's any consolation.
Not really. LDP is the first and only political party I ever joined. Now they have zero relevance.
I might be living in the wrong country
How does Pauline Hanson do better than David Leyonhjelm? *sad*
Indeed. I thought the ALA even had a better platform than Pauline....
I am glad to see him gone, he never should have been there in the first place
Hopefully the ALA voters/votes might flow towards the LDP.
Met a few ALA people yesterday - a very friendly bunch.
Anyone going to the NSW LDP gathering tonight?
I guess some need a voice in between beers !
shows a fair bit of disatisfaction with the staus quo in some ways maybe !
Pauline is easy to understand and appeals to people's fears.
At 0:27 The senator tells us you can just put in one vote even though the paper tells you to put at least six and it is still valid.
Is this true? Or would that make my vote invalid?
I usually leave without voting but I thought this time I would give them the vote, nice to have a bit of variety when throwing your vote away.
The AEC site clearly says you need to number at least 1 to 6 above the line, or at least 12 below the line. If the senator has told potential voters to mark 1 only, then he's done a disservice to them. :/
Edit - but, looking further on the AEC's page on Informal Voting ( http://www.aec.gov.au/Voting/Informal_Voting/ ) there's a link which talks about 'Vote savings' provisions:
Leyonhjelm will return to parliament, One Nation just pipped Gabe Buckley in Qld unfortunately.
Hope is restored.
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