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How does every vote matter?

The expected performance of the SNP at this election is in danger of making a mockery of our ‘democratic’ process.

Looking at the forecast number of seats based on our current First Past The Post (FPTP) system and comparing this to the results under my simplistic version of Proportional Representation (PR) based purely on the percentage of votes cast nationally you get the following results (I am aware that this alternative system needs designing and implementing but this is just for illustrative purposes and the sake of argument): 336 more words


Will fracking be a political turn-off in Lancashire marginals?

Candidates who support fracking in marginal seats could face an electoral backlash, according to Greenpeace following polling in Lancashire. 674 more words


Arise, old Sun.

“Happy New month, Happy new day, Happy new Era! Congratulations Nigeria. You did it! The winner in all of this is the Nigerian spirit! Tough, witty, resilient, ready, fighter … Winner ! 226 more words


Maithripala Sirisena defeats incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa to become Sri Lanka's new president

AP News (myway): New Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena was sworn into office Friday and vowed to curtail the powers amassed by his predecessor, who was swept aside in a stunning election upset. 110 more words


President Obama’s Next Act to Shred the Constitution.

Obama as a candidate in 2016 – the president’s next foray into executive orders may enrage even his ardent supporters.

We know since early in Obama’s first term, there were those who wanted Obama as president for life, mostly Obama himself. 155 more words

The White House

VT Dem Incumbent Outspends Opponent 4:1, Barely Wins

Seven Days VT off message: “Gov. Peter Shumlin spent nearly a million dollars in his quest for a third term and outspent Republican Scott Milne 4-to1, according to new filings released Tuesday. 55 more words

Gardner Takes Colorado

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By: Daniel Martinez

This Colorado senate race has been one of the closest races in the state’s history. Incumbent Mark Udall lost on the Nov. 336 more words