Wednesday, September 12, 2007

MMP Referendum Fairness

There was a news release from the No MMP side that Cherniak quoted rather sympathetically where they were up in arms about the government run website:
"Elections Ontario has refused an official request from NO MMP to remove the Citizens’ Assembly website from, a website meant to inform Ontario voters about their choices in the referendum."
First of all, the website in question is hardly a one-sided propaganda machine for MMP. Secondly, I'd remind the No MMP types that MMP requires a ludicrous super-majority to win. I don't know about every MMP supporter, but I'd take down the government website in exchange for needing only 50%-plus-one to carry the referendum. Under FPTP you can get a majority government with less than that.

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