posted on May, 18 2012 @ 09:19 AM
Although in the great scheme of life and politics in general what I am about to post may not appear at first to be That important it does make me
think, Does the vote you cast really count
Recently we have had local elections to vote in a new council for the town in which I live. I have now found out that there was a miss count on the
votes and votes which should have gone to a Labour councilor were incorrectly allocated to a conservative party councilor who then went on to win the
seat. Not only did he hang on to his seat but this also means he can continue as the Mayor which dosnt appear to get a mention
What is of interest to me is that altthought the leader of the the council has admited there was a mistake it is down to the candidates involved to
make an appeal. Surely in this case the validity of the whole election needs to be called into question.
What further intrigues me is that they will not release to the public the number of votes that were miscounted.
While you may think who gives a sh** its just a little town in wales. Consider this how many places are mistakes like this being made and you as a
voter have no control over it, meaning that unelected representatives stay in power. George Bush ring a bell anyone.
While this post might not have the same impact as where Obahma was born it matters to me because I thought everyones vote was supposed to count.