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South Australian election live

A thread for discussion of tonight’s South Australian election count as the results roll in.

As I type, polling booths in South Australia are set to close at any tick of the clock. I do so from the studios of ABC Television in Adelaide, where I’ll be standing in for Antony Green, who spends the evening grappling with Tasmania’s high-maintenance electoral system. Obviously I won’t have much to offer in the way of live commentary on this site, but here’s a thread where you can call the toss as the results roll in.

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  • 51
    Edwina StJohn
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    No of course it was the chews who done it right deblonay?

  • 52
    J341983
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Let’s be honest, the Libs couldn’t win Hartley and Bright… then they shouldn’t have bothered campaigning.

  • 53
    Edwina StJohn
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    ruawake kerb crawler – waiting for that apology! Come on have some class for once !

  • 54
    JimmyDoyle
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    ABC has Labor gaining Adelaide! Early days yet though

  • 55
    J341983
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    *if*… if they can’t win Hartley and Bright

  • 56
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    I did warn about Giles. Did anyone listen? Noooo.

  • 57
    Edi_Mahin
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Also pre-polls etc are going to heavily favor the Liberals, if Labor is not clearly winning a seat then they could be caught on those votes.

    Adelaide might be doing better for Labor than expected.

  • 58
    ruawake
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    ruawake kerb crawler – waiting for that apology!

    Hell freezing over is more likely – turd face. :P

  • 59
    deblonay
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    ROSS MCGEE 19”

    In Vic one of the worst of tory election night know-nothings was Michael Kroger…who was a regular on panels and was always wrong ,and lacked info from the booths as the night wore on

    I recall one election where Richardson demolished him, with some very accurate predictions early in the evening which turned out to be true…while Krogers predictions all went astray…a really stupid and partisan commentator !

  • 60
    confessions
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Something very wrong in the ABC projections for Bragg.

  • 61
    silentmajority
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Who’s the bald guy on the end who talks so much? ;)

  • 62
    lefty e
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Is there any site we can follow this outside SA?

  • 63
    deblonay
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Ruawake…you too kind to the mooron

  • 64
    Lynchpin
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Re Minchin. Yes I am sure he is pleasant – in a Hannibal Lector kind of way.

  • 65
    confessions
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Member for Adelaide whingeing about preferences.

    No sympathy from me. She’d be singing the praises of preferential voting if they were all going to her.

  • 66
    ruawake
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    16.0% Counted. Updated 8:02pm

    ALP 19 Libs 17.

  • 67
    Diogenes
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Chapman castigating William.

  • 68
    lefty e
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Ah, its on ABC 24. Seems it isnt going quite as great for the LNP as it hoped.

    Perhaps it was the Oppo leader’s urging a Labor win yesterday. LOL!

  • 69
    Diogenes
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Hung parliament odds must be shortening

  • 70
    sprocket_
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Billbo trying hard to bring it home for the good guys :)

  • 71
    imacca
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    SA going to be interesting. Looks like our William has got the interesting gig, while Anthony Green has to tear his hair out over the Tassie system.

  • 72
    Diogenes
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Rau makes a very good point about the increased prepoll and postal votes meaning traditional campaigns get short-circuited by early voting.

  • 73
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Very frustrating. Didn’t anyone tell ECSA their website would get extra traffic on election night? The poor old Tasmanians can make theirs work.

  • 74
    confessions
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    imacca:

    Tassie is done and dusted insofar as an overall outcome is concerned.

    Plus William got the tamer, less partisan panel.

  • 75
    J341983
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Kroeger already building up the argument in the case they don’t win.

  • 76
    silentmajority
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Things looking ok this early for Labor.

    Closing Holden might be the Libs achilles heel.

  • 77
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Labor was always quietly confident about Bragg :)

  • 78
    confessions
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Dio:

    I myself haven’t voted on an actual election day for years now. I happily tell all my friends and family and colleagues the benefits of early voting (no queues, no HTVers etc), and have managed to convince most of them to either early vote or postal vote.

    I think Rau’s point is a very salient one these days.

  • 79
    Kirky
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    My two bobs worth – has the completion of the South Road extension, Adelaide Oval and the RAH underway proving to people that the ALP does get thing done? Plus how were the Libs going to pay for everything if you going to cap rates, cut taxes etc – something has to give.

  • 80
    Arrnea Stormbringer
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    @ Psephos 77

    Yes, I saw that huge swing to Labor. Silly ABC computer.

  • 81
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    The ABC website now says Labor is going to win McKillop, polling 14% of the vote. What’s going on in SA?

  • 82
    Lynchpin
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    This is the first time I have heard William bowe talk. He sounds like a race caller.

  • 83
    dave
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Tonight might hopefully lead to bigger and better things for William.

    He seems to be getting some regular ABC spots here and there.

  • 84
    Arrnea Stormbringer
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    And apparently Labor is to gain MacKillop on a 32.1% swing(!)

  • 85
    silentmajority
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    The bald guy calling a hung parl’t

    ;)

  • 86
    Diogenes
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    3% swing away from the ALP. I can’t see them getting a majority.

    My prediction of a Lib minority government is looking pretty good.

    19 Lab
    19 Lib
    2 Indies so far

  • 87
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    For what it’s worth the ABC says Labor is losing two and gaining one. That will be the greatest upset since Keating-Hewson if it’s true.

  • 88
    ruawake
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Maybe the ABC SA computer got fed hairy clarke ?

  • 89
    confessions
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    What were the party leader’s pre-election positions on a hung parliament in terms of forming govt?

  • 90
    Arrnea Stormbringer
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    @Psephos 87

    Check the Seats in Doubt though – two more ALP seats have the Libs ahead (a third in doubt seat, Wright, has the ALP ahead).

    If those go the way they are, we will have 23 ALP, 22 LIB, 2 IND.

  • 91
    Arrnea Stormbringer
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Ashford will probably go too though (ABC computer hasn’t made a prediction, but the swings off the early booths look easily big enough to knock it over).

    That’d give us 23 Libs, 22 Labor and 2 Independents.

  • 92
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    What were the party leader’s pre-election positions on a hung parliament in terms of forming govt?

    No party leader would ever answer such a question.

  • 93
    Arrnea Stormbringer
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Colton would be the next target for the Libs after that, to get a 24th seat. Early booths look like Caica is holding on though.

  • 94
    Edwina StJohn
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Looks like the era of the Greek is upon us!

  • 95
    Arrnea Stormbringer
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    …and Adelaide is no longer listed as an ALP gain. On the plus side for the ALP, they’re still in front in Colton and Elder, and a small swing to them has appeared in Mitchell.

  • 96
    Lynchpin
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Edwina, forgive my ignorance, but what is a “kerb crawler”?

  • 97
    Arrnea Stormbringer
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    That would give us 24 ALP, 21 LIB, 2 IND.

  • 98
    ruawake
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    ABC computer fixed, still neck and neck.

  • 99
    imacca
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    What’s going on in SA?

    I think we should wait for Tony and Jo to explain. :)

  • 100
    shellbell
    Posted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Tonight might hopefully lead to bigger and better things for William.
    He seems to be getting some regular ABC spots here and there.

    I hope he does not forget us.

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