Electoral fraud in Papatoetoe

September 11th, 2010 at 11:05 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Police are investigating a possible attempt to influence the Super City election in which nearly 90 voters have been enrolled as living in two houses.

The Weekend Herald can reveal 48 voters are listed as living in one home and 39 are enrolled as living in another property in the same South Auckland suburb.

This is an old trick in the more southern parts of Auckland, and has been exposed in the past through electoral petitions. I have no knowledge of the specifics in this case, but the electoral petitions in the past have shown this to be an exclusive party activity.

Daljit Singh said Labour was not asking people to falsely enrol in the area to vote for him, and described rumours suggesting this was happening as part of a smear campaign.

He said several local Sikhs had told him members had encouraged them to sign up in Papatoetoe, despite living elsewhere, and to mention Mr Singh’s name to arouse suspicion.

Mr Singh should get affidavits from these local Sikhs, and make sure they include the names of these alleged C&R members who said to sign up, and mention his name. If he is not willing to do this, well it makes you wonder that he is so quick to explain why his name is linked to this .

Daljit Singh believed some families from outside Papatoetoe could have mistakenly listed themselves as living with relatives inside the board boundaries, because their English was poor.

Goodness, for something which is nothing at all to do with him, he does have many theories about why it may have happened.

Of the 48 people listed at the Puhinui Rd address, 45 have Sikh surnames.

Owner Baljit Kaur said eight people lived at the home. She planned to vote for and said her family and friends would probably also vote for him.

What a coincidence.

Electoral Enrolment Centre national manager Murray Wicks said it was possible for a large number of people to be mistakenly listed at the same address if enrolment details were not updated.

“However, we believe there are some irregularities, particularly in the Papatoetoe area,” he said.

“We have objected in writing to the individuals concerned, regarding their eligibility to be enrolled there.

“We’ve challenged the people involved and we’ll see where that leads us.”

If the voters could not prove they lived at the listed address, they would be removed from the electoral roll.

Asked if the irregularities seemed aimed at influencing the election of candidates to the Papatoetoe board, Mr Wicks said: “We don’t know at this stage. We have informed the police and they are undertaking an investigation as well.”

Well done to the Electoral Enrolment Centre for their vigilance. No matter who is behind this, I want them exposed and prosecuted. Sure it is unlikely that 100 extra enrolments will make a major difference, but there is no amount of electoral fraud which is tolerable.

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12 Responses to “Electoral fraud in Papatoetoe”

  1. George Patton (349 comments) says:

    Here’s Daljit Singh’s Facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/people/Daljit-Singh-Jp/1364108373

    Let’s go say hello.

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  2. kaya (1,360 comments) says:

    If it smells like shit……….

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  3. MyNameIsJack (2,415 comments) says:

    Why bother to go to all that trouble? Do as I do. Ask your friends and workmates if they’re not voting to give you their ballot papers. Steal papers from letterboxes.

    Postal voting truly makes Vote Early Vote Often easy peasy.

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  4. noodle (151 comments) says:

    Wouldn’t it be a pity if we starting wondering if corruption was an Indian/Pakistani habit?

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  5. Rex Widerstrom (5,282 comments) says:

    Meanwhile, Charles Manson has condemned unnamed C&R figures who, he says, murdered Sharon Tate and left his fingerprints there to incriminate him. This brought confirmation from Pol Pot, who came out of hiding admitting having faked his own death “to escape the cunning persecution of these C&R campaigners, who were in fact personally responsible for the killing fields”…

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  6. Chris2 (758 comments) says:

    One in three Indians ‘utterly corrupt’: watchdog head

    “NEW DELHI 9 Sep 10 — Almost one-third of Indians are “utterly corrupt” and half are “borderline”, the outgoing head of the country’s corruption watchdog has said, blaming increased wealth for much of the problem.

    Pratyush Sinha, who retired as India’s Central Vigilance Commissioner this week, said the worst part of his “thankless job” was observing how corruption had increased as people became more materialistic”.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hx_NtGOd-hEF4chaxFAvnwvSGvEA

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  7. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    I do wonder why Electoral Fraud appears to be such a preserve of the Socialists.

    Still unexplained is the Fraud on an Industrial Scale in the UK’s last GE.

    Again postal votes, this time sent out late without a hope of hell in being counted or included.

    Good job there was a Postal Strike that precipitated the last despatch of requested ballots.

    Estimate is 1.3m late votes that simply didn’t get to be included in the final tally. Bastards.

    Let alone what they did to the 3 services. Utter Bastards!

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  8. backster (2,082 comments) says:

    I wonder if a strikingly attractive female has had a hand in organising this.

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  9. wikiriwhis business (3,883 comments) says:

    Liarbour is only as dominant in Sth Auks as long as Michael Jones stays out of politics.

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  10. Steve (4,500 comments) says:

    Come on Len, just take my family out to dinner, and I will get you votes.
    Oh, I have a big family but that’s ok

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  11. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    Only a fuckwit leftie would publicly admit to voter fraud and then claim he was joking when he gets a visit from the cops.

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  12. Right of way is Way of Right (1,129 comments) says:

    But Phil Goff is his friend?

    Seriously, change Puhinui Roads name to Little Big Horn Crescent, which is the last time anyone saw THAT many indians in one place, I beleive!

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