Really, I’m disappointed.
Is that the best you can do?
It’s actually easy to see how (a) we can have AV and (b) still have overnight election counts. There’s no contradiction or problem with me being on the record as supporting both.
Not only is it easy, it’s ridiculously easy.
Take a look at the evidence: the Mayoral elections run all around Britain on a similar scale, i.e. across a handful of constituencies. Count up the number of hours their counts take. Start at 10pm, run the clock for those number of hours and bingo – it’s all perfectly possible.
So fancy a little wager on whether or not counting machines will be used at the next general election?