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Why Harper and Trudeau could tie for votes, but Tories would win more seats Add to ...

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The Conservatives and Liberals could receive the same number of total votes across the country on election night, but the Tories would still end up with more seats in Parliament. This is often attributed to a greater vote efficiency of the Conservatives compared with the Liberals. This efficient vote isn’t a virtue of Stephen Harper’s campaign machine, but a consequence of how voters are distributed into constituencies.

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