Proportional Representation Society of Australia 

Victorian Branch 


Hare-Clark Proportional Representation Analysis of Victorian Legislative Council Polls 1996
 
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Details of Votes & Seats in each of 2 Hare-Clark Multi-member Provinces versus the Existing 22 Single-vacancy Provinces

Graph of Seats versus Votes Overall, for Existing 'Winner-take-all' Single-member Districts & for Hare-Clark PR Districts

The graph shows that, under the present single-vacancy Province system, the Liberals, with 63.6% of seats, gained well over 50% of seats (an absolute majority) even though the voters gave them only 43.9% of first preference votes - well short of 50%.

With Hare-Clark the Liberal MLCs  would have to join with the National MLCs to form a majority of the MLCs elected in 1996, as the votes of just enough Victorians (50.5%) indicated was wanted, but the notoriously distorting system prevented them from achieving.