I sat down to work out how the special votes, which are yet to be counted, might impact the seats with the St Lague formula and saw David Farrar had already done it so I am going to be lazy and steal his post – I am tired, went to bed around 2am got up at 6am – Sherry had a One Day Event this morning, they start early, and Troggy bit me, so my arm hurts when I type… anyway, hat tip Kiwiblog, taken from What might happen on specials?
The allocation is:
Maori 3 (+2 overhang)
Now who is most at risk from specials? They are the party that is in List Spot 120. And that is National.
The quotient for National is 951145/117 = 8129.4. And who is in spot 121? Labour with 706666/87 = 8122.6.
Very roughly if Labour pick up 600 more votes relative to National, then they get one more List MP, and National loses one. That is not at all impossible.
But could someone else grab it off National. The Greens have spot 124, being 134622/17 = 7918.9. They would need to gain an extra 3,600 votes (on top of their existing proportion of votes) from specials. That is a bit of an ask, but they have done well on special traditionally.
The next candidate on each relevant list is Conway Powell for National, Damien O’Connor for Labour and Kennedy Graham for the Greens.