There seems to be quite a bit of confusion over my myth-busting post about the Holyrood voting system, so I'll try to explain the point in more detail. To reiterate, the claim I was correcting (and it's one that you'll hear from both Alba supporters and detractors alike) was this -
"The more seats the SNP take in the constituencies, the more seats Alba will take on the list."
That's not accurate, and in some cases it will be the complete opposite of the truth. What *is* true is that the better the SNP do in the constituencies, the greater the overall representation will be for pro-independence parties in the parliament. But sometimes it may well lead to Alba as an individual party missing out on seats.
As an illustration, let's take two alternative hypothetical results in the same region. Let's assume the region is a typical one with nine constituency seats and seven list seats.
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