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    Mark Henschel
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    In a recent Tyee article intrepid calculator Byron Weber Becker presented simulations of 2021 election results under two proportional systems, STV and MMP.

    Curiously, the MMP simulation produced a wrong winner result. With a smaller popular vote share the Liberals “won” the election with the Conservatives placing second.

    In addition, Fair Vote is using this simulation to sell PR on its site.

    Pardon me for asking but isn’t this bad “PR” for “PR”? At the very least a PR system based on the popular vote should get the winner correct, no?

    I know what happened. I asked Byron. The number of regional top ups in the design was too small to compensate for local Liberal wins and overhang seats were not a part of the equation.

    But doesn’t that qualify as poor design? Why put it out there?

    Not that I mind too much. I’ve pointed out that this would likely be a problem. And now… it is.

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