Via Wilf Day, propagating the earlier planting on the Citizens Assembly in Ontario:
â€œWe have a consensus.â€ By a secret ballot vote of 86 to 16, the Ontario Citizensâ€™ Assembly prefers MMP to FPTP.
And on the overhang front, there will be no overhang hangovers in the referendum campiagn. They decided on staff advice that, even allowing for a five percent shift towards split ballots, only in the most exceptional cases would more than three overhangs arise in Ontario. Not worth arguing about. Gone.
Why five percent? Well, Massicotteâ€™s survey of Germany, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales found â€œconflicting allegiances, even if held by many voters, tend to cancel each other out. So the net spread between the two standings of one party is usually not very great. Seldom does it exceed 4 percentage points.â€