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Poll: The official I voted/election results thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dark Light, 7 May 2015.

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Who did you vote for?

  1. Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

    4 vote(s)
    0.3%
  2. Conservative

    518 vote(s)
    39.5%
  3. Democratic Unionist Party

    6 vote(s)
    0.5%
  4. Green Party

    65 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. Labour

    241 vote(s)
    18.4%
  6. Liberal Democrats

    99 vote(s)
    7.5%
  7. Didn't vote / spoiled ballot

    136 vote(s)
    10.4%
  8. Other party

    6 vote(s)
    0.5%
  9. Plaid Cymru

    6 vote(s)
    0.5%
  10. Respect Party

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  11. SNP

    67 vote(s)
    5.1%
  12. Social Democratic and Labour Party

    2 vote(s)
    0.2%
  13. Sinn Fein

    4 vote(s)
    0.3%
  14. UKIP

    158 vote(s)
    12.0%
  1. muon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Nov 2006

    Posts: 19,995

    Location: London

    That's quite expensive though unless you have fewer polling stations. Hiring people for a couple of days every 5 years is cheaper than security audited machines everywhere.
     
  2. cu3ed

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jan 2006

    Posts: 11,134

    Location: Belfast

    Lol, yea, that's been used before, isn't that how Bush got "elected" a second time?
     
  3. PermaBanned

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

    Posts: 16,239

    Location: Newcastle/Aberdeen

    They tried that in Florida...
     
  4. George Hincapie

    Banned

    Joined: 17 Oct 2011

    Posts: 5,708

    Location: Buckingamshire

    In a State governed by his Brother no less.
     
  5. Tosno

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Feb 2015

    Posts: 2,964

    Location: Gloucester

    4. But Farage's is worth 100 for us :D
     
  6. muon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Nov 2006

    Posts: 19,995

    Location: London

    You can also recount paper ballots.
     
  7. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,678

    Location: Westchestershire

    Why can't they do it the way they do with GCSEs? (I took mine 25 years ago!) I remember one of my maths exams, we were given a piece of paper, a bit like a lottery ticket. We had to mark the answers with a black line.

    You could do the same with ballot slips. That way, you can scan heaps of papers in minutes.
     
  8. McBain

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,465

    Location: Lancs/London

    Have to say, the BBC coverage on this has been pretty top notch.
     
  9. anything I don't mind

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 28 Dec 2009

    Posts: 13,054

    Location: london

    Watching bbc coverage. Quite amateur with constant sound problems.
     
  10. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    Show Thornbury ffs, I want to know what's predicted there.
     
  11. ubersonic

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 May 2009

    Posts: 21,062

    Nonsense, Miliband cannot deal with the SNP, it simply is not an option for him. The SNP have basically ran their campaign on "if you want Labour vote for us, you'll get Labour plus some nice deals we squeeze out of them", they have been exploiting Labour in order to increase their election chances while hurting Labours. If Miliband deals with them it will vindicate that tactic, no sane Scotsman will ever vote Labour again, it would kill his party north of the border and the resentment it would cause in England would practically kill them in England too (we're talking "I'll never vote Tory cos Thatcher" levels of resentment).
     
  12. Judgeneo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 May 2010

    Posts: 10,085

    Location: Out of Coventry

    The live stream has broken for me, I'll try again later.
     
  13. Azza

    Caporegime

    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 35,757

    Location: Birmingham

    In for Nuneaton then I might just chug the bleach!
     
  14. cu3ed

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jan 2006

    Posts: 11,134

    Location: Belfast

    No funny robot cameras in the BBC studio though, when those things muck up it can be funny.
     
  15. escape sanity

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 997

    Location: London

    The live stream on the BBC News page is broken for me but the one on iPlayer is working.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcone
     
  16. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    Interesting that they are saying ukip pulling votes from labour as well.
     
  17. pieplough

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Jul 2008

    Posts: 3,612

    Location: Glasgow

    That has happened already as far as I'm seeing.
     
  18. muon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Nov 2006

    Posts: 19,995

    Location: London

    That's a good idea. I'm guessing it has been considered. No idea why it hasn't been done.
     
  19. Azza

    Caporegime

    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 35,757

    Location: Birmingham

    Looks like they're taking a bit of both, but the Cons are taking more LD than Labour from BBC forcasts.
     
  20. Nutella33

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Feb 2011

    Posts: 3,090

    Because we would end up with "that bear" as prime minister and bieber as his deputy, Biggie Smalls as finance minister (mo money mo problems) and 1D in opposition.

    Plus as well as that fear, computers are far less accessible for older generations.

    Its being rolled out and tested on small scales but not really ideal.