Not without its humor. As when a bunch of Maoris were at the meeting house, one standing as he addressed other attendees in their seats, when an earthquake (if an aftershock it looked some event anyway!) took place. They lived through it, shaking, shuddering, fixed staring each other etc. On cessation a voice was heard saying: Friend, you have a forceful argument.
Despite which, however, I'd honestly say it is overlong as mentioned already, and a tad depressing.. couldn't really say how cantabrians would want relive this stuff. 12 in-theater with us.
Yes, I get this "wasted" definition. Understanding the waste to be the party's. That said, the fact of actual votes being made & counted suggests to me also that to some extent they are swinging votes. Meaning thus another entity's loss of support.
As to - is it termed theshold? - I think this exists to try ensure serious voting. Tho, as you say, it subtracts a little from strictly proportional..
such a result might rend indicatives ex mmp revision post-Election.?
I go with commenters' sentiment re "wasted votes". Presently unable determine use as so-called elites or simply the hubris of politicos needing dominance. Mebbe both—their relationship somewhat closer than they would hope shall be noticed.
Methinks waste = support loss. We might test this with comparison 08/11 final results and various percentages of whole votes.
To the blogger, GE: in the banner illustration to this blog would that be a makeover of Judge Jeffreys—yes that one