The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Saturday, September 17, 2005

a little loose conversation - special votes

TV3 just said there are 170,000 special votes, and that they have normally favoured National...

Coddington is getting stuck into National's strategy in terms of killing off Act, which is hardly surprising. Oh now Laws has decided to switch focus and attack Winston, who has the third biggest block in Parliament but is largely powerless again. Good point.

5 comments:

nick gavey said...

How do the Special Votes work?

PaulL said...

As I understand it, special votes are those from outside an electorate - those travelling for one reason or another, and I believe also some of the international votes (depending on exactly how you voted). They tend to be the well-off and the young - so votes go disproportionately to National, Greens and ACT.

nick gavey said...

hhmmm so about 8% of the vote still to be counted then. methinks labour's slender lead could vanish.

span said...

they're just fighting about how they fall out on TV3 - i thought they tended to fall out roughly as the normal votes, but that the Greens tended to pick a bit.

stef said...

Of the handful of kiwis I know of in Korea they are all voted Labour.