The powers-that-be are happy with a system that wastes votes

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The powers-that-be are happy with a system that wastes votes

I WRITE in response to Dougie Gray corresponding from Dunbar (Letters, November 13). I agree absolutely that the first-past-the-post system is utterly ludicrous. I believe though he overestimates the minimum number of votes necessary to make it work to the advantage of a particular party, and thus underestimates the number of potentially wasted votes.

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The powers-that-be are happy with a system that wastes votes