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Friday night counting update

September 13, 2013 - 19:14 -- Admin

As it stands, there are still a bunch of seats left outstanding.

Seven seats are on margins of less than 50.6%, and I’ll run through a couple of key races here:

Apart from these seven seats, the Coalition holds 87 seats, the ALP holds 53 seats, and there are three crossbench seats (Bandt, Katter, Wilkie).

Seat in focus: McEwen

September 12, 2013 - 16:49 -- Admin

McEwen was the closest seat at the 2007 election, and this time it’s one of the closest again. Currently the Liberal Party’s Donna Petrovich leads the ALP’s Rob Mitchell by 331 votes, which amounts to a margin of 50.19%.

McEwen covers parts of northern Victoria to the north of Melbourne, including Sunbury, Craigieburn, Seymour, Gisborne and Puckapunyal.

State of the Senate: crossbench boom

September 8, 2013 - 10:24 -- Admin

There is a lot still up in the air in the Senate, but it is the more interesting element of the election at this point and is producing the most incredible results, with the likelihood of an increase in Greens numbers despite a national swing, the election of multiple Palmer United Party candidates, and the possible election of multiple micro-parties off tiny votes.

Election day open thread

September 7, 2013 - 05:46 -- Admin

Election day has arrived. Today I’ll be spending the day at the polling booth at Sydney Town Hall, one of the biggest booths in the country.

I probably won’t be doing much on the blog today, but please use this thread to discuss the election today.

I’ll be covering the results from 6:30pm.

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