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#GE2015: Polling Day In Tweets

Missed Polling Day and its developments – from the misperceptions of the sample count to the shell-shocked reactions of the opposition parties? Here’s a chronological collection of my (and The Middle Ground’s) tweets from the evening.

I voted, haha, for the first time:

The sample count was a new highlight of the evening:

This initial guess proved half-accurate:

The sample counts were mathematically sound, but many remained confused and suspicious:

Independent candidate for Radin Mas SMC Han Hui Hui has been a favourite:

Thereafter, we tried to make sense of the implications of the sample count:

Reform Party’s Kenneth Jeyaretnam was not impressed with the sample counts:

Victory of the People’s Action Party in Holland-Bukit Timah GRC felt less impressive:

We all agreed that Channel NewsAsia’s (CNA) Glenda Chong did a fantastic job:

The two independent candidates and National Solidarity Party’s Cheo Chai Chen lost their election deposits (the Reform Party -just- kept its election deposit in Radin Mas SMC, its 12.71 per cent vote share 0.21 per cent more than the minimum of 12.50 per cent):

The #TharmanEffect became a thing:

People had different intepretations of the results:

When the Aljunied recount was taking too long and CNA was running out of ideas:

And when Dr. Gillian Koh was just too tired:

Breakdown of the swing against the opposition parties:

Finally, an assessment of the reactions by the leaders of the opposition parties:

And at the end of the madness, as we worked to churn the pieces:

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