Monday, May 20, 2002
Well there was mighty entertainment on the telly this weekend with the election counts. Sad to say but I find the whole thing fascinating - the slow process whereby the successive winners are revealed, the debates and predictions of the pundits as surpluses and preferences are being distributed, the small local stories behind each distribution - geographical or party, personality or vote management stategy. I even spent some time last night down at the Galway west count center in Leisureland. Although I witnessed Michael D get that last vote he needed on the 13 or 14th count, I passed on the drama as Cox and Grealish sweated it out for the last seat. Interesting as it was, hanging around there for another hour or so until 12:00 was a bit much for one night. With the electronic voting being introduced for the next election, these type of counts are now history. The day of the Tallyman has passed.
Posted by Smoke at 4:44 PM