"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A "donation" has been made in your name

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Through the electoral looking-glass

On October 7 — a week ago — Elections Dannystan, in conformity, presumably, with one of Danny Williams' more creative brain-farts, announced that Special Ballots were now open in the by-election to fill the vacancy in Trinity–Bay de Verde.

Elections Dannystan even posted a button on its website:

Today, a by-election writ was issued.

To fill the vacancy in Conception Bay South.

Accordingly, Elections Dannystan added another button to its website:

That is to say: For a week now, Elections Dannystan has been promoting early voting in a by-election which does not yet exist, but did not promote early voting in a by-election which now, as of today, does exist.




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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Canada is big

Some rainy Saturday figgerin'.

This is the current 308-riding electoral map of Canada (urban insets excluded.)

The five ridings in the darkest shade of blue constitute more than 50% of Canada's landmass.

The next five, from Labrador in the east to Skeena–Bulkley Valley in the west, bring the total up to 69%.

Adding the next five, in palest blue, which include all ridings of more than 100,000 square kilometres of area, gets you to 79% of Canada.

On the other extreme, the 147 geographically smallest ridings, in urban and suburban areas, contain just over half the country's voting population, but only 0.1% of the area. That's roughly equal to the size of the current riding of Okanagan–Shushwap in the B.C. Interior, highlighted here in yellow.