Re: "Preferential ballots would make wedge politics less effective," (The Hill Times, May 23, p. 14). One of the sad things about Derek Abma's support about preferential balloting is his outright error about proportional representation, i.e., MPs not representing a typical geographic riding: how uneducated. One would have thought that misrepresentation had been buried long ago. I also find it sad that there is nothing said about the democratic deficit with the preferential system. First, nothing is said about the equality of voters.