Author: Liza Hearon / Source: Mashable Everyone loves a good spreadsheet, right?! The resistance is alive in Britain, and it's armed wit
The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet.
A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday.
It’s a detailed guide on how to vote tactically for the best chances of ousting the Conservative Party in each individual seat. It’s basically a spreadsheet nerd’s dream come true.
It went viral straight away. Safe to say, its creator, Becky Snowden, was floored.
“I had no idea just how many people out there wanted to join together like this, and learn how to vote tactically. It’s absolutely amazing. When normal people work together we can achieve anything,” Snowden said.
It was retweeted hundreds of times and has put her in touch with others who are trying to disseminate information on tactical voting.
The spreadsheet’s columns list which seats are safe to vote Labour and which are better to vote Liberal Democrat or Greens as they would have a better chance of beating the Tory candidate. It’s a work in progress as conditions on the ground change. There’s a mobile friendly tab, and a tab with lots of links to information.
Snowden’s disillusionment with the current “first past the post” voting system led her to create the spreadsheet. “Unfortunately our voting system is broken. The Lib Dems…