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AEC's Senate count is a minefield - comment at your own risk!

I want to see Jim Molan returned to the Senate.

Yesterday the AEC commenced to post results for its Senate count.

That count for the Liberal/National Senate group, including Jim currently stands at:

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The count shows Jim with 787 first preference votes - however the Liberal & Nationals ballot papers include 1.09M "Unapportioned" (sic) votes, which according to the AEC Glossary are:

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That means no one can yet say with certainty what the result of the Liberal/National group will be.  It also means our Senate voting system is far from simple!

The Liberal/National group currently shows a total of 1.38M votes, or about 39% of 1st preference votes cast in NSW.  By the AEC's arcane reckoning, that translates to 2.7 "quotas" for a senate seat, out of the 6 seats available.  No doubt that will change as further preferences are allocated.

One thing is certain - 6 Senators for NSW will be elected!

Good luck Jim, may the counting gods be with you!

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