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Kind of, they are counted as "others", the total number of which is reported.

This is to facilitate faster counting in light of Swedish election law that allows for parties to run a pure write-in campaign on blank ballots (the theoretical limit of number of parties is the same as number of voters). So the line is kind of arbitrarily drawn based on poll numbers. Of course as a member of the Pirate Party I think it is sad not to get our numbers tonight, but I see the practical need for it to be a line.

It does not affect the actual result. Note that tonights count is only preliminary and all ballots are recounted.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Sep 19th, 2010 at 11:00:49 AM EST
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