The Coalition has achieved a voting bloc so solid it may not even have to dirty its hands with One Nation.
New leader Liza Harvey will need to rally the WA Liberal Party if she expects to unseat the Mark McGowan government. Unfortunately, history is not on her side.
Pollsters now face a serious challenge in restoring their credibility, and there is no indication this can be accomplished with existing methods.
This was far from a status quo result, but rather some major swings in suburbs and regional areas that cancelled each other out.
It would take something special for the Coalition to win it from here. Still, the fog of war is thick enough that the full range of possibilities needs to be countenanced.
You may think that unanimity across the results of multiple two-party preferred polls would mean they must be accurate, but you'd be wrong.
Politicians have a strong motivation to cast doubts on the democratic merits of early voting. Unfortunately for them it's here to stay.
The Chinese-Australian community has significant influence in several key seats.