Re: Gov't Loves Gov't

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Mon, 26 Jan 1998 21:46:04 +0000

> From: Charlie Stross <>

> Unask that question, or I'll ask it's inverse: why did the electoral
> system let someone who was voted _against_ by 55-60% of the electorate
> retain power? (Answer: "first past the post". Which we -- in the UK and
> also in the USA -- have been conditioned to believe is a "fair" way of
> running elections. Yeah, and I have this neat bridge you might want to
> buy ... there's a lot to be said for a RON box on every ballot paper.)

What would a RON box be? The British equivalent of "None of the
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