The word came from the Greek “demos” meaning the people and “kratos”, which meant “power”. But did anyone hear much of the word “people” spoken during the campaign?
I was not alone in feeling that media comment on individual candidates was relatively rare and the debate, such as it was, dwelled chiefly on the parties.
Implicitly, more voters were thus reduced to political cannon fodder and their district to no more than numbers.
Perhaps a serious question will arise: why does modern WA, the richest State in the Commonwealth but with a smallish population the size of a noon-time crowd in London or New York, need more than a week to count the votes?