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April 13th, 2011
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ProjectDemocracy.ca
A sequel to my VoteForEnvironment.ca post ( http://earthfur.livejournal.com/31993.html )

"More than 60 percent of Canadians do not support Harper and his government's contempt for democracy. Yet, he could win a majority with as little as 35 percent of the popular vote."

"By using a riding by riding election prediction model"
at http://www.projectdemocracy.ca/
"we can tell you which Party is best positioned to defeat the Conservative in your riding."

"In the last election voteforenvironment.ca was the go-to site for nearly half a million unique visitors who clicked in time and again to determine how they could mark their ballot to get an acceptable electoral outcome. If you were one of those 440,000 – congratulations, it worked! On the last day that public opinion polls were available, the VFE website model showed that the Conservatives were on track to win 152 seats, but on Monday, they were elected in 143."

electoral district: Richmond
http://www.projectdemocracy.ca/richmond
http://www.elections.ca/scripts/pss/InfovoteMain.aspx?L=e&ED=59023&EV=34&EV_TYPE=1&PC=&Prov=BC&ProvID=59&MapID=&QID=-1&PageID=21&TPageID=

electoral district: New Westminster--Coquitlam
http://www.projectdemocracy.ca/new-westminster-coquitlam
http://www.elections.ca/scripts/pss/InfovoteMain.aspx?L=e&ED=59017&EV=34&EV_TYPE=1&PC=&Prov=BC&ProvID=59&MapID=&QID=-1&PageID=21&TPageID=

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From:fruvous
Date:April 14th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
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According to the riding map of Richmond, the vast majority of this riding is ocean. Unless we've given seagood the vote lately, that strikes me as well... kind of fishy.

Is a gerrymander an amphibious creature? :)
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From:earthfur
Date:June 11th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)

voting areas and bodies of water

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Looking at an Elections Canada map ( http://www.elections.ca/scripts/pss/ListedByMap.aspx?L=e&mapid=59902 ),
it looks like that all areas inside Canada (including bodies of water) are included in a federal voting area.
From:xenegood
Date:April 15th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
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Great post! I wish you could follow up on this topic!

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