You have to admire Martha for being an organ donor. Unfortunately in her case it happened to be her brain.
The election results weren’t announced, but Martha took it upon herself to declare that she was indeed the winner. Tony was told to open the champagne. Surely the counting of the votes was a mere formality? Cart before the horse.
So Palmer won and no doubt Gina will get the blame. Colleen accused her of fraternising with the enemy and giving away election secrets. That must have been what cost Martha as her political inexperience and general ignorance of all things couldn’t have cost her in any way.