James Bredin (1933 / Ennis Canada)
FIRST PAST THE POST... OCT 3RD,2013
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
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