Thursday, January 12, 2006

Strategic Voting

Democratic Space has a very comprehensive strategic voting guide. As a Liberal in Alberta, my advice for strategic voting is to:

a) Move to Edmonton Centre
b) Pray for an Act of God on election day

But if you're lucky enough to live in a politically heterogeneous province, this guide could be useful.

(Hat Tip to Andrew Spicer)


  • A called Alberta 28 for 28 CPC before the election began. I've talked on the phone with some Liberals I know up in Edmonton and have heard mixed opinions on her chances.

    But if it looks like the Tories will win, I suspect Annie will finally fall.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 1:24 p.m.  

  • Jan 24th:

    Anne Mclellan will be spooking the sparrows out of my barn.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:03 p.m.  

  • Do you think Annie will get a new job for a calling company to do wake-up calls?
    Imagine hearing her voice first thing early in the morning?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:42 p.m.  

  • Between the papers, tv news, and the word on the street, I'd be very surprised if McLellan won.

    And I will be glad to see her go. I've heard many things over the years, both reported in the media and by word of mouth, that make it very clear to me that, like Kinsella said about Herr Telegdi, she shouldn't be "on the junior high dance committee, let alone in Parliament."

    Although at least she doesn't support Nazis in public...

    I wish Laura .. oh, I forget her last name now. Obviously this means that she, the NDP candidate for my riding of Edmonton-Strathcona, will not win -- but I really wish they had a better campaign. I really feel like they could pick it up from the Tories someday with some work. Maybe I should volunteer, but it'd probably just exhaust and depress me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:59 p.m.  

  • Thanks for the link to the strategic voting guide. The site has available a very useful pdf file containing the latest projections. From a south Vancouver Island perspective, it is nice to see that Dr. Keith Martin's Liberal seat in Esquimalt is relatively secure. In my Saanich and Gulf Islands riding it looks like strategic Liberal votes are the only ones with a chance of stopping Gary Lunn from winning again. In Victoria the NDP has a slight edge over the NDP. It is probably best for Victoria residents to vote NDP to ensure a Conservative loss.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:03 p.m.  

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