In addition to NSW, we have some near-final figures for Victoria too.
Here are the results of the VIC half Senate election
2 ALP, 2 LNP, 1 Green
Motoring Enthusiast Party: 96% likely
Family First 1.9%
LNP 1.8% (this is the probability of the Liberal Party being elected to the final spot.
- Motoring Enthusiasts: Taking up a powerful seat in a balance of power situation in the Senate. History will show that across Victoria they polled less votes than the Liberal candidate in Melbourne.
- Wikileaks: Unsurprisingly, Wikileaks polled just 1% of the vote and lawyers everywhere are disappointed for us having avoided what would have been an amusing series of High Court challenges and counter-challenges. Not elected, not even very close.
The Vic Senate election also contains a story about how our system of Senate election can deliver truly undemocratic outcomes. Yes, the Motoring Enthusiast Party has been elected with just 0.5% public support, a result you'd expect more in a third world country.