Illustrator Claire has a stellar set of drawings about why using a horse-racing metaphor for the electoral process (in Britain or in Canada) gives the current voting system a legitimacy that it really shouldn’t have. Here’s the first panel — click here (or the picture) for the whole post.
In other political news, the NDP has about equal support as the Liberals, now, especially in Quebec and the West (!). If we had a sensible voting system, then this would mean something useful, but since it’s likely spread out over a range of ridings, it may not. This is not a fair