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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 06:57 PM
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7. In Canada.. we take the boxes and count them right out in the open...
with a representative of each party looking closely at each ballot and agreeing. Then 1/2 an hour later the vote is called in.

But you Americans have too many congress people and issues on the ballot to do something so simple. In the Parliamentary system you only vote for the person nominated by each party..in each riding. You vote for the one member of Parliament. No provincial elections at the same time. Nothing else. One vote. No voting for Prime Ministers. No electoral colleges. No ballot initiatives.

Seems to me that your elections are 5 times more complicated than ours and I believe Scotland's too.
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