The stars came out to play in Hobart on Saturday night, streaming into the Hotel Grand Chancellor -- a butt-ugly '80s pile, wrecking the waterfront -- in all the most cutting-edge fashions of the late 1990s, to watch the white-knuckle excitement of the 2018 Tasmanian election, conducted under the Hare-Clark-Robson system. Would there be a hung parliament? Would the Lambie Network gain the balance of power? Would some plucky independent surge ahead?

No.