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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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452 thoughts on “South Australian election live

  1. Diogenes

    Sky reporting exit polls 52-48 to Libs with 3% swing in marginals so easy Lib win.

    Then again, they also said that last time.

  2. sprocket_

    [GhostWhoVotes ‏@GhostWhoVotes 17m
    #Newspoll SA Exit Poll Who will win: ALP 21 LIB 61 #savotes #auspol
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  3. Carey Moore

    That would be about 24-25 seats to the Libs, not counting Mt. Gambier. Wait and see, obviously, but that kinda is what my gut’s been telling me all day.

  4. Psephos

    My gut’s been telling me “Tim Tams” all day. Let’s wait for NUMBERS.

  5. J341983

    As I said in the other thread… let’s remember Newspoll’s Federal Election exit poll, which had the LNP winning 97 seats and Griffith at 50/50…

    I mean, I fully expect a Liberal Government one way or another… but Australia still isn’t really that good on exit polling.

  6. confessions

    All the best with your commentary on the ABC William!

  7. Carey Moore

    To be quite honest, I’m more interested in the Legislative Council results than the House of Assembly ones.

  8. ruawake

    Go Bilbo on Aunty.

  9. Diogenes

    I’m sure William had more hair last time I saw him.

  10. Edi_Mahin

    Listen to ABC Radio coverage.

    For what it is worth Liberal Jamie Briggs did not seem confident of the Liberals claiming Ashford but extremely confident of picking up Torrens.

    Michael Atkinson seems to be a bit worried about Giles.

  11. Psephos

    Well we know who is to blame for that.

  12. Carey Moore

    Lots of insight from guests on ABC24 suggesting the close marginals are seats to watch. Who would’ve thought?

  13. confessions

    The SA ABC panel is way less tribal than the Tas ABC one. Green got the short straw on that front.

  14. Peter of Marino

    Watching Hamilton Smiths eyebrows is the only entertainment so far excluding William.

  15. ruawake

    How come the ABC vote totals are going backwards?

  16. Carey Moore

    Well, bad weather here is making my TV signal constantly cut out, so I might have to endure without the ABC hijinks

  17. Greensborough Growler

    Diogs,

    So did you!

  18. Edi_Mahin

    I cannot stand Vicky Chapman, she just annoys me every and any time I hear her.

  19. rossmcg

    Confessions

    There used to be a tradition years ago where election night coverage was a time to just step away from partisan positions in the interests of informing the brewers
    I think nick Minchin is one of the first I saw throw that in the bin and if has got worse since.
    I imagine watching Abetz tonight will be even more stomach churning than usuall.

  20. Diogenes

    GG

    [Diogs,

    So did you!]

    That’s true actually.

    When I put on the TV and said to Mrs Diogenes (who has seen William once before) that William was on, she said which one is he. I replied the one whose hair looks like mine.

  21. Diogenes

    Edi

    [I cannot stand Vicky Chapman, she just annoys me every and any time I hear her.]

    Most people in the Liberal Party think the same.

  22. confessions

    rossmcg:

    Actually I find Minchin way more charming and with greater personality than Abetz.

  23. Carey Moore

    Vicki Chapman sounds like one of those British Tories. You know the ones who think they’re aristocracy?

  24. rossmcg

    Confessions

    Yeah Minchin is charming, like a rattlesnake. Ask Malcolm turnbull.

  25. Psephos

    I’ve met Minchin and he is actually quite pleasant. You’d never know how evil he is.

  26. confessions

    rossmcg:

    Experience has taught me it’s often the charming ones you have to be wary of. Minchin comes across as quite engaging and personable, despite having a ruthless, cunning undercurrent.

  27. Raaraa

    At least the discussion on the SA panel is a long more diplomatic as compared to the one of the Tasmanian panel. Abetz and O’Connor are at it.

  28. Edwina StJohn

    What a shame for Jay!

    The Federal factors and the unpopularity of Shorten was the extra bit of lead in the saddlebags that’s cost him a surprise win!

  29. Psephos

    Everyone has their human side. Minchin quit politics after his son was badly injured in a boating accident. My former boss has a lot of respect for him. But he was the intellectual leader of climate denialism in the Liberal Party.

  30. rossmcg

    Minchin is the ultimate political powerbroker. A whatever it takes man. Labor isn’t the only party with them.

  31. Edwina StJohn

    Yes rossmcg but only Labor assassinates first term Prime Ministers.

  32. ruawake

    Seems much of the swing to the Libs has come from others, yet others are on track to win 2 seats.

    If edwina wants to get on the table and dance, it may be a tad premature.

  33. rossmcg

    Psephos

    Minchin quit parliament, I doubt he has quit politics.
    That is a pinch of a quote from the late Tony Benn.

  34. thesilverbodgie

    Erica Betz,what a nasty piece of work he is.

  35. ruawake

    On early votes the swing against the ALP is going to the Greens.

  36. confessions

    [But he was the intellectual leader of climate denialism in the Liberal Party.]

    As well as the scientific evidence around exposure to second hand smoking and its manifest harmful effects.

  37. rossmcg

    EStJ
    I know I shouldn’t reply to you… Tories knife first term premiers and chief ministers

  38. Edi_Mahin

    Early figures might be misleading but it seems we are not heading to the close election that Newspoll indicated, more of a Reachtel result election.

  39. outside left

    ESJ @ 31, you’re 2 and a half years early with that statement

  40. Psephos

    Can anyone name any seats changing hands yet? The ECSA site is pretty useless so far,

  41. J341983

    Edi @38… on what grounds are you suggesting this?

    It looks even closer than I was anticipating.

  42. Edwina StJohn

    Portolesi and Fox GONE!

  43. Psephos

    The ECSA website has crashed.

  44. ruawake

    [Portolesi and Fox GONE!]

    ABC says otherwise, no seats have changed so far. Get your knickers wet somewhere else if you wish to provide false facts on an election thread.

  45. Carey Moore

    Interesting that the Green vote seems to be increasing, albeit slightly.

  46. Carey Moore

    (Of course, there’s still plenty of time for that to change)

  47. Edwina StJohn

    Silly ruawake k.c – hartley is there on abc website. Dont worry Bright is Gooorne to – itll show up shortly

  48. Edi_Mahin

    According the ABC radio Hartley and Bright are down as losses . Also Tom Kenyon in trouble in his seat. Big swings in Mawson as well. Giles might be in trouble as well.

  49. sykesie

    Colton update: 43.8% caica (alp) at Henley south booth. 38.1% Barrie (lib). Greens 10.2%. FF 2.2%.

  50. deblonay

    Ed?? Edwina ?? St John
    ________________________
    Only you could be stupid enough top think that Shorten could have any effect on the SA Election

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