DOuglas Alexander can’t even run elections on his own website without disenfranchising some.
His site at http://www.douglasalexander.org.uk/home has an option on the left hand side of the screen marked “Poll” with an option to vote for one of two sample poll answers. (this facility has obviously not been used by wee Dougie thus far). Apparently the voting between the two options is 49% for answer 1, 50% for answer 2. GIven that there is no none of the above box, is there any explanation for the missing 1% of votes? Perhaps Douglas has arranged the e-poll to prevent some votes being cast on a purely hypothetical question (with no substantive content) for partisan purposes too.
PS Can anyone tell me how to take a screenshot of a webpage that could be uploaded as an image file to illustrate this?
ETA with thanks to
for technical advice and to
who uploaded the screenshot here. An excerpt of the image from that capture reveals