Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Fax sent to Governor Genaral about vote counting.

Mr. Christopher John Petersen
Constituent of LONGMAN

Date: Tuesday, 24 August 2010

TO: Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Government House,
Dunrossil Drive
Facsimile: (02) 6281 3760 Phone: (02) 6283 3533

RE: Miscounting of votes in Federal Election 2010

Your Excellency,
Redirecting votes to the unintended recipient is hardly a fair and equal electoral system. A Federal Election is supposed to be “A Popularity Contest” and the result should closely resemble the “wishes of the people” rather than “a magician’s trick” using slide of hand and deception. Why then is the possible outcome (based on 2 party preferred counting of votes) arriving at a contrary conclusion to the popular wishes of the Nation?

Senator Bob Brown through his entire electoral campaigning for the GREENS seduced voters to vote GREEN as an alternative to voting for either ALP or Liberal/National. When Mark Latham advised people to lodge “Blank Ballots” as a protest vote against both ALP and Liberal/National. Senator Bob Brown then used that opportunity to advise voters “Mark Latham is giving 2nd rate advise to people in advising them to leave their ballot blank, if you don’t wish to vote for ALP or Liberal/National then vote for the GREENS”. Senator Bob Brown knew full well that GREEN preferences (by and large) would flow-on to the ALP. Had those people’s protest votes been lodged as being blank, then ALP wouldn’t have received any votes via slide of hand.

As Senator Bob Brown openly promoted the election as a 3 Corner Contest and furthermore that a vote for the GREENS was an “alternative choice” to voting for either the ALP or the Coalition, preferences of GREEN votes should not be distributed to either the ALP or the Coalition. People voting for the GREENS “clearly didn’t want to vote for either of the 2 major parties” and so the only fair way to count the votes of the election is on a 3 Party Preferred basis. Counting on a 2 Party Preferred basis is ensuring a DISTORTED OUTCOME and doesn’t TRULY REFLECT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

Based on primary votes alone, the “will of the people” was clearly for Tony Abbott MHP and the Coalition to form the Next Federal Government of Australia. On 1 vote 1 value the Coalition would currently have a 5-6-seat majority. Also Senate seats shouldn’t be distributed until all primary votes are tallied.

Maybe it is time for Australia to move to a “less ambiguous” voting system where a vote carries only “one outcome” rather than endless permutations? It would also save the taxpayer’s a lot of money counting preferences for weeks on end at great expense to the Nation.

In the Hope the True Voice of Her Majesty’s subjects is heard,

Mr. Christopher John Petersen.

No comments: