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proportional rep vs FPTP

Oct. 30, 2018, 11:32 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

Posted by: AlanB

Can anyone explain why there's a 5% threshold to get a seat and how they came up with that number?

Probably so that the "Hitler Party of BC" doesn't actually get an elected seat.

Agreed, but they never admit that's the reason.

With Faith Goldy getting 3.4% in her run for Toronto's mayor, I don't think 5% is high enough. Look how easy it was for Rick Mercer to get 3%!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CdXjUCX6ONw

Oct. 30, 2018, 11:38 p.m.
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We should have a department that decides if a person voted correctly.

Oct. 31, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

We should have a department that decides if a person voted correctly.

Soon, we'll have Zimbabwe style election ads that blatantly claim "vote the right way or you will be killed".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYtak3Jd1zA

Oct. 31, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
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LOL

Oct. 31, 2018, 1:58 p.m.
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Hmmm.  On the one hand I really don't like Zanu, but on the other hand, I enjoy being alive.  That is a tough one.

Nov. 14, 2018, 11:06 p.m.
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https://www.google.ca/search?q=pro+rep+myths&oq=pro+rep+myths&aqs=chrome..69i57.4584j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Nov. 15, 2018, 4:06 a.m.
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When I was young, I couldn’t wait to vote; I would get to choose who would run my country. The problem is I never voted for a winning candidate in my first four elections. It seemed my vote didn’t matter!

If he keeps voting for losers, his vote shouldn't matter.

Nov. 15, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
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Posted by: switch

When I was young, I couldn’t wait to vote; I would get to choose who would run my country. The problem is I never voted for a winning candidate in my first four elections. It seemed my vote didn’t matter!

If he keeps voting for losers, his vote shouldn't matter.

You heard it here folks, make sure you vote for the person who is going to win (even though we don't know who that will be).

I hope to hell you make your living off of a major political party somehow.

Nov. 15, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

Posted by: switch

When I was young, I couldn’t wait to vote; I would get to choose who would run my country. The problem is I never voted for a winning candidate in my first four elections. It seemed my vote didn’t matter!

If he keeps voting for losers, his vote shouldn't matter.

You heard it here folks, make sure you vote for the person who is going to win (even though we don't know who that will be).

I hope to hell you make your living off of a major political party somehow.

We all know who we should vote for.

Vote ZANU-PF and live!

Nov. 15, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
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Dead heat. You Pro Rep'ers better start writing letters to the editor.

Nov. 15, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Dead heat. You Pro Rep'ers better start writing letters to the editor.

Fuck that, PR will mean there's no chance ZANU-PF would get their majority!  FPTP PEOPLE!

Nov. 15, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
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Get woke, kids!

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/11/09/b-c-premier-john-horgan-if-youre-woke-youd-know-that-proportional-representation-is-lit_a_23584857/

As painful as it is to watch, the millennial PR staffer that came up with that sound bite may be a genius for the attention it has received, .

Nov. 15, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
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https://www.leadnow.ca/app-ads/

......target thousands of young British Columbians with hard-hitting ads to make sure they get their ballots in the mail before the end of the referendum, and vote YES to Pro Rep. Young voters from all across the province will hear your ads through their phones while they're riding the bus, walking to class, or driving to work -- right between their favourite songs where they can’t be missed.

Nov. 15, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
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Got to get younger people out and voting. 

Borderline cringeworthy but if it works so be it.

Nov. 23, 2018, 2:55 p.m.
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They added another week....

Elections BC just extended the deadline for the referendum on proportional representation (Pro Rep) to December 7th, which means we’ve got an extra 7 days to make sure Pro Rep supporters cast their ballots. [1] 

The race could not be tighter. The latest polls show that support for and against Pro Rep is split right down the middle, which means that this referendum could be decided by just a handful of votes. [2]  

If we can raise $3000, we’ll increase our calling budget and call another 50,000 Pro Rep supporters to remind them to cast their ballots before December 7th.  

If we raise $8000, we’ll also launch a massive Facebook ad campaign, reaching 125,000 voters, cutting through the “NO” side’s spin and encouraging voters to vote YES.  

And if we raise $15,000, we’ll release another round of ads to reach tens of thousands of young voters with hard-hitting “vote YES to Pro Rep” messages on BC’s most used music apps.  

Will you chip in to help us reach thousands more Pro Rep supporters before the deadline on December 7th to make sure they vote YES?  

CHIP IN NOW  

https://act.leadnow.ca/chip-in-to-ramp-up-our-campaign-for-pro-rep/

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