James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

First Past The Post... Oct 3rd,2013 - Poem by James Bredin

If the loosers get more votes than the winner; what does that mean?
Is our first-past-the-post system stranger than it should seem?
Because the combined votes of the loosers can be more than the winner,
Is there a better system or are we always a beginner?

We should have a law that requires all Canadians to vote,
Australia has it and loves it already; so take note,
Also our system of first-past-the-post may not be right
Voters wanted the opposition candidates; now out of sight

It’s all very nice if there are only two politicians running,
But if there are three or more; the results can be stunning,
The combined votes of loosers can be more than he/she who got elected
Therefore the first-past-the-post system should be suspected

Oct 3rd,2013

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FIRST PAST THE POST … Oct 3rd,2013

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 4, 2013

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