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  Reply # 1132978 20-Sep-2014 22:51
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Interestingly not all of CHCH went LAB. Mallard is BARELY going to keep his seat, Brownlee stomped in easily despite the controversy surround his handling of the rebuild, and less than 7K votes separate the rest of CHCH from the two other electorates. 

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  Reply # 1132979 20-Sep-2014 22:53
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networkn: Interestingly not all of CHCH went LAB. Mallard is BARELY going to keep his seat, Brownlee stomped in easily despite the controversy surround his handling of the rebuild, and less than 7K votes separate the rest of CHCH from the two other electorates. 


What you talking about Willis? Hutt South is in Wellington.

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  Reply # 1132980 20-Sep-2014 22:53
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PhantomNVD:
joker97: yes, but a referendum was held (I think??) and people wanted MMP ... or am I just dreaming? hmm I call upon my memory loss


So then referendums should be legally binding too, right?

Sue Bradford showed how this country is governed... Ignoring over 80% who. Voted against her stupidly writttten 'anti smacking' Bill...

I guess all those telling me that a conservative vote was 'wasted' we're not wrong after all...


everyone was doing well until the KDC saga then everyone lost traction except National who gained. if the KDC saga didn't happen the Cons would have gone over 5% as a lot of national supporters would have given the Cons their party vote, but then JK rallied and said they needed the party votes back when the saga happened

also due to the saga no policies were given any air time! it was all NSA and GCSB

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  Reply # 1132981 20-Sep-2014 22:55
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networkn: Interestingly not all of CHCH went LAB. Mallard is BARELY going to keep his seat, Brownlee stomped in easily despite the controversy surround his handling of the rebuild, and less than 7K votes separate the rest of CHCH from the two other electorates. 


What you talking about Willis? Hutt South is in Wellington.


Yes I know, I didn't write that coherently :) 

The Mallard thing was a separate thing but I didn't give it it's own line, sorry about that.

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  Reply # 1132982 20-Sep-2014 22:59
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A good read ...

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_reform_in_New_Zealand

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  Reply # 1132983 20-Sep-2014 23:04
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Handle9: It'll come down to special and overseas votes for the last 2% which traditionally goes to the greens.


My wife and I were 'special ' and our 4 votes were all very blue!

Not a hint of homespun tofu vegan baby pod to be seen…





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  Reply # 1132984 20-Sep-2014 23:05
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Handle9: It'll come down to special and overseas votes for the last 2% which traditionally goes to the greens.


My wife and I were 'special ' and our 4 votes were all very blue!

Not a hint of homespun tofu vegan baby pod to be seen…


Yay! NZ thanks you! I just need to know how two people get 4 votes? Do you work for the GCSB ? :) 


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  Reply # 1132985 20-Sep-2014 23:17
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networkn:
Geektastic:
Handle9: It'll come down to special and overseas votes for the last 2% which traditionally goes to the greens.


My wife and I were 'special ' and our 4 votes were all very blue!

Not a hint of homespun tofu vegan baby pod to be seen…


Yay! NZ thanks you! I just need to know how two people get 4 votes? Do you work for the GCSB ? :) 


Did you not get to tick two boxes on your ballot paper?wink




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  Reply # 1132986 20-Sep-2014 23:22
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1 word. M M P.

anyway, I think the conservatives are the big losers here, gaining a lot of traction until the campaign was hijacked, and stuck at 4.1. but if you look at it, it's only 5 percent less than NZF and 6% less than greens ...

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  Reply # 1132987 20-Sep-2014 23:23
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networkn:
Geektastic:
Handle9: It'll come down to special and overseas votes for the last 2% which traditionally goes to the greens.


My wife and I were 'special ' and our 4 votes were all very blue!

Not a hint of homespun tofu vegan baby pod to be seen…


Yay! NZ thanks you! I just need to know how two people get 4 votes? Do you work for the GCSB ? :) 



It's easy. There are two people. Each one gets 2 votes...

2 x 2 = ?





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  Reply # 1132988 20-Sep-2014 23:26
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Geektastic:
Handle9: It'll come down to special and overseas votes for the last 2% which traditionally goes to the greens.


My wife and I were 'special ' and our 4 votes were all very blue!

Not a hint of homespun tofu vegan baby pod to be seen…


the tofu vegan baby pods you mention have 10% of the votes ...

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  Reply # 1132991 20-Sep-2014 23:40
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I voted today, I held my nose and voted National. Labour - you lost people across the board and you only have yourself to blame - when you value hand outs to the select few instead of lower taxes all then you're going to keep losing elections.




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  Reply # 1132994 21-Sep-2014 00:07
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I'm interested by some of the winning labour MPs having their electorate split in favour of National for the party vote.

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Also the greens stubborn refusal to consider working with a National government does them no favours. They are now going to be out of Government for 9 years. There is a lot they could have achieved in that time.

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  Reply # 1132996 21-Sep-2014 00:15
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joker97:
Geektastic:
Handle9: It'll come down to special and overseas votes for the last 2% which traditionally goes to the greens.


My wife and I were 'special ' and our 4 votes were all very blue!

Not a hint of homespun tofu vegan baby pod to be seen…


the tofu vegan baby pods you mention have 10% of the votes ...


Well, IQ is a Bell curve. Can't expect everyone to be on the right side of it...!!





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