Friday, December 21, 2018
BC rejects Proportional Representation for the third time
The National Post is reporting that "Voters in British Columbia have rejected a proposal to switch to a system of proportional representation to elect members of the legislature for a third time, prompting all three parties to declare electoral reform a dead issue. The current first-past-the-post system received 61.3 per cent of the votes cast in a mail-in referendum, while proportional representation got 38.7 per cent in the results released Thursday by Elections BC."
Thank God. Proportional Representation is not proportional. First past the post means the person with the most votes wins the seat. That's the way it's supposed to be. That's Fair. That's democracy. Taking a seat away from someone who got the most votes and giving it to someone who came in second, third or fourth is not fair. It is not democratic. It is stupid.
God Bless Bill Tieleman. Uniting the Bright from the Left and the Right.