Reading the Entrails (2008) (II)
The Wunderkinder in charge at the non-partisan agency that has sycophantically taken to calling itself Elections Newfoundland Labrador are a little hazy on the concept of "popular vote":
NDP 4 + Liberal 15 + PC 24 = 43.
With three candidates, the "Percent Popular Vote" column should, subject to rounding, add up to 100%.
With any number of candidates, other than one — in which that candidate is acclaimed, and there are no votes to worry about — the "Percent Popular Vote" column should add up to 100%.
So where does 4+15+24 come from?
It comes from using the number of eligible voters as the denominator for the percentage calculation, instead of, what would be correct, using the total number of votes. A vote that doesn't exist, as the very concept of a vote that doesn't exist kinda hints at, is not a vote.
Pretty basic stuff. Only perennial election-losers, and, apparently, Elections Dannystan, count popular vote in this manner.
Then again, this is the same math-challenged operation that couldn't count a few hundred thousand votes in less than their statutory-bound nine months.
Let's see how long it takes, this time, to count — and publish — fewer than 7700.