Defending democracy no stunt

Local Government NZ president Lawrence Yule says a reward for information about mistakes in election booklets is just a stunt.

. . . Lawrence Yule says that while voters do use the booklets to make their choice, they also get information about candidates from other sources, such as advertisements.. .

Where else they get information from is irrelevant.

If mistakes have been made which could influence the way people vote then the elections are compromised.

The offer of rewards by Franks & Ogilvie is an attempt to find out how serious the problem is in response to the lack of any official investigation.

It’s a defence of democracy not a stunt.

One Response to Defending democracy no stunt

  1. Paranormal says:

    Yule is trying to defend the indefensible. He should instead be dealing with what are some really shonky goings on from his members. There’s more to come on this one as well: http://www.stephenfranks.co.nz/taupo-council-secrecy-attempt-to-hide-procedural-misery/

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