The by-elections might be a better opportunity to explain to people how ABFF/NEGATIVE voting would work. Obviously ff will not win either but if the ff candidates top the poll and then slide off ie not even be the second candidate due to no transfers, the point would be made as to how it would apply in a general election scenario.well he's was marginal was he not, obviously unpopular you have to show how you can get a bigger target them him
The marginals would be your target. It would not work in laois offaly or mayo. If you have any doubt about the effectiveness, compare alberts only election to bertie's first election . The difference was not the minor percentage change but the number of transfers.. If charlie was as transfer friendly as bertie, the 80's would have been Single Party government. Think also of mcdowell's fameous porter in 2002 - that would have hit transfers also.