The NO campaign claim:
This is playing tricks with words. Under that part of their leaflet, the NO campaign modify this claim to:
If none of the candidates has the support of more than 50% of the voters to start with, they shouldn’t win a seat in parliament outright; that’s not what you’d call the “best” representative in a democracy. And once a candidate is eliminated under AV, those votes are no longer counted for that candidate. Just like in the X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing, when your preferred candidate is eliminated, you decide who you prefer instead, and everyone’s votes are counted again.
When a candidate is able to secure a true majority, they are elected under AV – that’s the best candidate for the voters, no matter who you might think it should be.
Welcome to democracy; we elect representatives, we’re not governed by sports analogies!