Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

AdChoices

Entry archive:

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

Subscribers Only

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.

Report Typo/Error

Follow us on Twitter: @GlobePolitics

Next story

loading

Editors' Picks

Most popular videos »

For subscribers: Politics Insider

More from The Globe and Mail

Most Popular Stories