. . . how many voters do?
Jim Anderton reckons if Labour can just win a few marginal seats it will win the next election.
All it will take is for them to pick up nine marginal seats from National.
Just a wee flaw in that plan – it’s the party vote which determines who gets the most seats overall, electorate seats are irrelevant unless, as the Maori Party does, you get more seats than the list vote entitles you too and then get an overhang.
This is wonderful ammunition for people wanting to campaign against MMP because if an long serving MP hasn’t got his head round how it works there must be a lot of other people who don’t understand how it works either.
On another tack, don’t sub-editors save columnists from making fools of themselves anymore or did the sub not understand MMP either?