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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 07:34 AM

19. Greens slam WikiLeaks Party's 'hostile' voting preferences

Summary: Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam has slammed the decision of the WikiLeaks Party to preference Nationals Senate candidates over the Greens in Western Australia.
By Josh Taylor
August 19, 2013 -- 07:22 GMT (00:22 PDT)

... Australia's compulsory preferential voting system ensures that every vote cast ultimately ends up for a particular candidate who is voted in. This means that a vote for a candidate who doesn't meet the required quota to be elected is transferred to the next preferred candidate ...

WikiLeaks has not commented on the situation in WA, but a similar preferencing arrangement in NSW that sees the extreme right-wing parties of The Shooters & Fishers and Australia First preferenced above the Greens was labelled as an "administrative error" by the WikiLeaks Party yesterday. Ludlam said that the Greens had known the WikiLeaks Party was planning to preference that way last week.

"There's no administrative error. One of our guys was told last week well before this decision got locked away that that was what they were going to do," Ludlam said ...


http://www.zdnet.com/au/greens-slam-wikileaks-partys-hostile-voting-preferences-7000019549/

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