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Congratulations Scottish Libertarian Party: 5/9/2016 17:53:05


OxTheAutist 
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A little late, but I wanted to congratulate the Scottish Libertarians on getting 1805 whole votes in Scotland! Truly, a monumental day in libertarian history. Your 0.1% of the vote should have been represented!

Also, congratulations on overtaking the Communists. The Communists pulled 510 votes in this time, despite doubling from their 256 record last time.

A day to celebrate, for the millions of libertarians that lurk here!
Congratulations Scottish Libertarian Party: 5/9/2016 17:55:25


Karl The Kike Killing /k/ommando
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No one cares about Scotland.
Congratulations Scottish Libertarian Party: 5/9/2016 17:55:50


Жұқтыру
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_head_of_state_referendum,_1862

Price Vilhelm won the vote, getting 6, beating out Prince Alfred, with 230,000.

Little blokes can win, too :)
Congratulations Scottish Libertarian Party: 5/9/2016 17:56:03


GeneralPE
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^^ this

Edited 5/9/2016 17:56:12
Congratulations Scottish Libertarian Party: 5/9/2016 19:38:33

Roland
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Libertarian Right >>>>>
Congratulations Scottish Libertarian Party: 5/9/2016 19:49:09


Imperator
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I don't really understand. How do you look at this map and conclude that SNP won 63 seats, Conservatives 31, and Labour 24?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/Scottish_Election_Results_2016.svg
Congratulations Scottish Libertarian Party: 5/9/2016 20:03:18


Major General Smedley Butler
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Because Socialism worked so well for South Africa :p
Congratulations Scottish Libertarian Party: 5/9/2016 21:01:42


Angry Koala
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Congratulations Scottish Libertarian Party: 5/9/2016 22:29:34


OxTheAutist 
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Imperator, I don't want to repeat myself, so I'll reference my own post.

In Scotland, the SNP won 59 of the 73 constituencies. In a UK election that would be enough for an outright majority.

However in Scotland, we have list votes. The way this works, is that there are 8 regions, which each elect 7 more MSPs. Because of this, Labour gained an additional 18 seats, to their 3 constituencies; Tories gained an additional 21 seats, to their 7 constituences; Lib-Dems gained an extra seat; and Greens gained all 5 of their seats through regions. This is more representative, because without it, SNP would have an outright majority (I wouldn't complain, but it would be undemocratic); Labour, Conservatives, and Greens would be heavily underrepresented, and SNP and Lib-Dems would be heavily over-represented.

In UK elections, there are no "list" / "regional" votes. Because of this, parties are unfairly represented.

You can see the left map. Left map is constituencies. You can see the right map. Right map is regions, each electing 7 extra MSPs for proportional representation :)

Hope this makes sense now, because looking at the constituency map really paints a very untrue picture to what parliament actually looks like.
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