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Voting Yes to AV?
According to the polls, the 'yes to AV' campaign is suffering somewhat. I'm fairly sure at least in part things like this are responsible: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1383314/AV-referendum-Vote-No-tomorrow-stop-Nick-Clegg-destroying-democracy.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

But anyway. I honestly thing AV is a good choice, for all sorts of reasons. I'm actually quite appalled at the mountains of bullshit I've seen about it - mostly from the 'No' campaign.

Maybe it's not the best choice, but I think it's enough of a step in the right direction, that I'd like to urge everyone to get out and vote tomorrow. Ideally for AV, but if you don't think it's fit for purpose, go and vote against.
The last thing I want to see, is this referendum - the first time in a VERY long time we've been offered a chance of political reform - just sort of fall apart due to voter apathy.
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phlebas From: phlebas Date: May 4th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't seen that Daily Mail piece. I especially liked "the arcane AV system, in which candidates are marked in order of preference, rather than with a simple ‘X’..."
Fiendishly complicated indeed!
ammos From: ammos Date: May 4th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well I'm voting yes, the no champaign did themselves real harm today by having the BNP going round in a radio car blaring vote no so we don't get a mosque in our area. I hate intollerance for peoples religions or lack of them so even if I hadn't already been in the yes campaign that would have made me jump for yes.
xarrion From: xarrion Date: May 4th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm voting for AV 'cos it's got less letters in it.

Edited at 2011-05-04 06:11 pm (UTC)
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