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CHAT: voting jargon

From:Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>
Date:Saturday, December 1, 2001, 9:59
John Cowan wrote:
> . . . the FPTP voting system that (most of) > the rest of the Anglo world uses . . .
Ritual gripe about that phrase "first past the post". What post?! There is no fixed criterion for `finishing' in an election. More like "furthest from the starting gate". -- Anton Sherwood --