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Thanks to Flag n Fix, for submitting this article.
In the 2020 NZ General Election, 225,000 votes went to parties that did not win any seats.
So what happens to these votes?
The Sainte Lague Calculation is applied. You can view the Electoral Commission’s explanation of the Sainte Lague Formula here: https://www.electionresults.govt.nz/sainte_lague.html. Following is a quote taken from that official government page:
NZ Electoral Commission
Because the parties not reaching the threshold have been disregarded the percentage share for each of the remaining parties has increased. (Emphasis mine)
Published: 27 September 2023
From: Flag n Fix on Substack