Election by the stats

This is an interesting look at last night’s Canadian election from a statistical point of view, discussing polls, votes per seat, and riding vs national votes.

The Liberals’ also had unexpected vote efficiency. They had the momentum, but the party did not seem to have the electoral map to give them 170 seats. In 2011, the party earned 82,000 votes for each of their 34 MPs, whereas the Conservatives needed about 35,000 votes per seat. In 2015, the Liberals were the vote efficiency victors, needing under 38,000 votes per seat. The Conservative requirement ballooned to 57,000 votes per seat, far higher than it has been in any election since before 2004. The Liberal vote got out where it needed to. 

Source: Momentum carries Liberals past majority threshold – Politics – CBC News

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