Left launches petition for recount

The people have spoken but some people don’t believe what they said:

Something doesn’t seem right with recent the New Zealand election. Evidence of fraudulent voting and it makes no sense that people would local vote left and party vote right. Is this another case of Electoral Fraud?

These are the words of Hon Sir Hugh Williams, KNZM, Q.C., LLM who thinks the result was rigged.

He’s not alone, 7,775 people have signed his petition.

Where’s the evidence of fraudulent voting and how on earth could anyone rig results in almost every polling booth in the country?

Some people choosing to vote left with their electorate vote and right with their party vote does make sense.

Labour didn’t run a party vote campaign and several of its candidates didn’t even try for party votes.

Good local MPs gain personal support which crosses party boundaries. People who felt loyalty to or appreciation of them might well tick them for the electorate but split their vote and give their party vote to National.

The result isn’t evidence of fraud.

It’s evidence that nearly half the people who voted think National’s prescription is working for New Zealand and that they weren’t attracted to the policies proffered by Labour and its potential allies.

UPDATE:

Sir Hugh  is chair of the Electoral Commission – please tell me the Facebook petition is a joke and it’s not really him.

Phew – I misread the page. The petition is addressed to, not being organised by, Sir Hugh.

The organiser is a Josk K.

11 Responses to Left launches petition for recount

  1. TraceyS says:

    Ah, a pseudonym! Would have to hope that Dave and Robert refuse to sign based on their principles.

  2. alwyn says:

    They don’t even seem to realise that there is a complete recount, and checking for duplicate voting, done before the results are declared anyway.
    Weird, really weird

  3. jabba says:

    speaking of bOb, has anyone heard if he is ok .. I mean he was worried about Jason Ede so we should be worried about him.

  4. Dave Kennedy says:

    I am not sure what you are meaning, Ele, are you implying that this petition is a joint initiative from all parties on the left or is this an initiative from one individual?

    Using your approach I could use Jamie Whyte’s statement and say “right supports legalising incest”.

    I was obviously disappointed with the election result but accept that the election was conducted honestly and National won a clear majority. Your Party ran a good campaigns at the local level and you got a good result, you don’t have to stoop to this level of nonsense afterwards.

  5. Angry Tory says:

    Some people choosing to vote left with their electorate vote and right with their party vote does make sense.

    Not really, no, because no vote for the left ever makes sense.

  6. jabba says:

    well Dave, I suggest the petition isn’t an initiative from the right .. glad to see you are back to normal and ok .. avoided the sunlight of being in Govt so that will make you happy.

  7. J Bloggs says:

    When even No Right Turn is calling the petitioner’s deranged, you gotta think you’re on a hiding to nothing….

  8. TraceyS says:

    The petitioner’s warped sense of reality is probably due to the left parties talking up what they had impossibly far beyond what they really had.

    It’s so sad that people were sucked in like that. I can understand why they might be angry about it. Although revenge won’t make them feel any better.

    I chose a modest party to give my support because I’m that sort of person. It worked out. Right now I am modestly pleased (although that’s probably an understatement).

  9. Freddy says:

    National got 61% of the party vote and on Friday JK was polling at 63.4 % as preferred PM…makes sense to me.

  10. Mr E says:

    Spend more that 5 minutes on the likes of ‘the daily blog’ and you will be inundated with claims of Conspiracy,
    Claims of media bias (which happens on right blogs too)
    Miscounted votes
    Vote theft
    Flawed processes
    Rigged election
    Claims of ignorance (how else could the right get 50%?)
    There’s name calling
    And xenophobic views.

    Whilst most of it is probably part of some kind of grieving process, I think it does demonstrate a significant reason why the left lost.

    Divisive conspiracy theories, leading to divisive policies and divisive attitudes.

    Some examples are:
    Policies that blames Asian investment for capital growth.
    Policies to exlude dairy farm expansion – blaming industries for environmental problems.
    Policies and behaviours that blame the wealthy for the poor

    When will those people learn that bullying voters to gain votes does not work for many NZers.

    Labour ran a programme of voting positive. But many of their polices painted a different view. So many policies were not born of out opportunities for greatness, they were born out of envy. And rather than being based on a genuine opportunity they were based on scandalous details that was often undone with facts.

    When I drove past some election signage that read – “Love New Zealand”, I couldn’t help myself from thinking ‘but hate New Zealanders’.

    I feel sorry for those that really wanted a left government. But divisiveness is not the solution. Reflection and rebuild is the solution, and creating policies that are built on a platform of greatness, is what attracts right voters. Policies that are built on a platform of targeting individuals, sectors or groups, don’t work during an election.

    I’ve seen claims of ‘viva la revolution’ and I just shake my head. For some, lessons have not been learnt. For some, the same mistakes will happen over and over again.

  11. Southern says:

    Its not even April Fools, must be a joke though.

    Has anyone put out a missing person report on bOb. Maybe I should cut down a potato tree and see if he comes running

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