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Federal Election Campaign 2016


Prospects for a legal challenge to Labor's 37-vote win, as the AEC prepares to press the button on Senate election counts across the country.

Late count: Herbert finalised, Senate results imminent

Prospects for a legal challenge to Labor's 37-vote win, as the AEC prepares to press the button on Senate election counts across the country.

Labor ends a Herbert recount process 37 votes ahead with one more check of preference votes to go, and the Greens sneak over the line for a second Senate seat in Tasmania.

Final counting latest: Herbert recount and Tasmanian Senate result

Labor ends a Herbert recount process 37 votes ahead with one more check of preference votes to go, and the Greens sneak over the line for a second Senate seat in Tasmania.

A performance review of a polling industry that did uncannily well in measuring national voting intention, but was all over the shop in its seat polling.

Pollster performance review

A performance review of a polling industry that did uncannily well in measuring national voting intention, but was all over the shop in its seat polling.

A progressively updated post on the recount in the Queensland seat of Herbert, after the initial count was determined in Labor's favour by eight votes.

Herbert recount thread

A progressively updated post on the recount in the Queensland seat of Herbert, after the initial count was determined in Labor's favour by eight votes.

A progressively updated review of late counting, as the Coalition's parliamentary majority hangs in the balance.

Federal election photo finishes

A progressively updated review of late counting, as the Coalition's parliamentary majority hangs in the balance.

A deep look at federal election swings, plus a few meagre snippets of post-election polling news.

Election plus two weeks

A deep look at federal election swings, plus a few meagre snippets of post-election polling news.

Crunching the numbers on a new Senate that looks no less problematic for the government than the one that preceded it.

Senate photo finishes

Crunching the numbers on a new Senate that looks no less problematic for the government than the one that preceded it.

Results of a poll conducted concurrently with the election on the weekend, and a place for general discussion of the election aftermath.

Essential Research: 50-50

Results of a poll conducted concurrently with the election on the weekend, and a place for general discussion of the election aftermath.

Another open thread for general post-election discussion.

State of confusion: day three

Another open thread for general post-election discussion.

An extra cautious Australian Electoral Commission will not resume counting until tomorrow, allowing a helpful breather for those of us trying to keep on top of the situation.

State of confusion: day two

An extra cautious Australian Electoral Commission will not resume counting until tomorrow, allowing a helpful breather for those of us trying to keep on top of the situation.