Australian Election — too close to call, and Labor minority government is possible

Australian Election — too close to call, and Labor minority government is possible, by Joanne Nova.

Welcome to holidayville-Australia, no one is going to count votes tomorrow. Bizarrely, they’re not even counting on Monday either…

Prepoll voting usually favours the conservative side of politics. But more people are prepoll voting than ever before and the old rules do not apply. Prepoll voting is the “new normal” in all kinds of places.

“Nationally, the number of early voters has increased by 44 percent since 2013 with 2.15 million votes cast compared to 1.49 million.”

Everything depends on the prepoll votes. Does it take an organized conservative type person to vote ahead of time? If so, Turnbull may cling on.

UPDATE: It appears the delay of counting until Tuesday is to wait for postal votes. It is much easier to distribute preferences when all the votes are in.