Another Labour lie

February 14th, 2014 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

has proclaimed:

The Easy-Vote card which has been used in the last couple of elections should be reinstated says ’s  Justice spokesperson Andrew Little .

This is a lie. The implication is that the card has been removed. The Easy-Vote card will be used in the 2014 election in the same way as it was in 2011.

The Electoral Amendment Bill which had its second reading today removed clauses in the original Bill that would have seen the use of the Easy-Vote card confirmed for all future general elections.

No, this is deceptive. The Electoral Commission proposed *extending* the use of the card so that one would not need to check a name off the electoral roll at the time of voting, if they had a card. The Justice and Electoral Select Committee *unanimously* declined to do this as it would have meant that scrutineers would have no chance to effectively object to a vote card being issued, as they would not know who the voter is purporting to be.

The key thing is these changes do not in any way remove the Easy Vote card and they were unanimously agreed to by the Select Committee – which includes several Labour MPs on it. There was no minority report.

Andrew Little is outright lying when he says he wants the card reinstated. He knows it has not been removed. It will be used in the 2014 election in the same way as in 2011. It is a very useful device as it gives the returning officer the page and line number of the voter so they can be quickly located on the electoral roll.

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23 Responses to “Another Labour lie”

  1. MarkF (102 comments) says:

    I think I will assign this to a Macro Key!

    “So a Labour spokesman is handling the truth in a careless manner – quel surprise!”

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  2. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    No wonder New Plymouth arseholed this union grubbing leech Little. With his background he will be adept in lies, distortion, and extortion. I wonder how many times he has visited the residence of the obese German slug? His party, which he will run, after “Tojo” loses this election, has no money, and the cruds that support them have no money either, being failed academics, failed socialists, or just plan losers.

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  3. Monty (978 comments) says:

    I appreciate you pointing out the lies of Labour. God knows hardly a day goes by when they don’t lie.

    The lies start AT&T he top with the idiot Cunliffe, and lying is BAU for the rest of the left.

    yesterday in parliament there was much clapping and cheering to congratulate labour list MP Rajendra Prasad who asked his first question since he entered parliament in 2008. maybe we could have similar cheering and clapping if labour actually tell the truth on any matter.

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  4. Graeme Edgeler (3,289 comments) says:

    It will not be used in the same way as the 2011 election. At that election, you handed over the card, and your name was crossed off and you were given a ballot paper.

    At the 2014 election, you will hand over the card, your name will be crossed off and you will also have to verbally give or verbally confirm your name. If you don’t do this, you won’t get a ballot paper.

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  5. bhudson (4,740 comments) says:

    Tell me lies, tell me complete Little lies…

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  6. Joanne (177 comments) says:

    Groan. Yawn. Labour again. Just when you think they can’t get any worse, they do. Sad. Yawn. Not.

    At least we haven’t heard from Cunliffe.

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  7. srylands (410 comments) says:

    I see David Cunliffe has tweeted:

    “National MPs must be panicking – they’ve just made it harder for Kiwis to vote!”

    https://www.labour.org.nz/people/david-cunliffe
    @DavidCunliffeMP on Twitter

    Stuff like this does my head in.

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  8. Manolo (13,839 comments) says:

    The hugely charismatic unionist Little lies. What a fucking surprise!

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  9. Sidey (250 comments) says:

    Is it a type of mental illness that makes them continually make statements that are so easily refuted in this information-age? Or are they simply habitual liars and crooks and charlatans? Which could also be construed as mental illness.

    I think I have answered my own question.

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  10. Joanne (177 comments) says:

    Hahahaha srylands

    ‘I see David Cunliffe has tweeted:

    “National MPs must be panicking – they’ve just made it harder for Kiwis to vote!”’

    Saying YES to your name or saying your name according to Labour makes it harder for Kiwi’s to vote. Only Labour/Greens would say that. The epitomy of laziness.

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  11. Monty (978 comments) says:

    Maybe why angry Andy does not like it is that the unions thugs collect all the voting slips from letter boxes and run around south Auckland in buses voting on behalf of those who would not otherwise vote. Why was mike Williams so confident in 2005 that the Auckland booths were coming home. That and the KFC vouchers.

    But the real problem is the secret agenda of labour and greens to make voting compulsory and also the greens want to lower the voting age to 16. Self interested arses.

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  12. big bruv (13,934 comments) says:

    Monty is dead right.

    The left are only pissed off about this because they will find it much harder to vote early and often.

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  13. Steve (North Shore) (4,565 comments) says:

    Can someone please notify the Public when a Liabour MP make and honest and truthful statement?

    Be waiting a long long time I think

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  14. nasska (11,580 comments) says:

    Let’s cut them a bit a slack here…..not every Labour voter has the intelligence or education required to know their own name. :)

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  15. adamsmith1922 (890 comments) says:

    My current assumption is that everything they say is a lie or of dubious credibility at best, until verified. Verification does not include reliance on Radio NZ, TVNZ or TV3.

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  16. doggone7 (808 comments) says:

    How many Little lies = a Key lie?

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  17. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    Of course the Socialists at Union meetings have a much better system, either acclamation where a negative vote doesn’t get recognised or a nice simple “show of hands” and then beat the crap out of any dissenting voter after the meeting.
    Either way it promotes solidarity one way or the other.

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  18. Johnboy (16,689 comments) says:

    Is this card an extension of the Pacific Easi-Money transfer as advertised outside Dairys and Lotto Shops everywhere? :)

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  19. tedbear (146 comments) says:

    Andrew Little, justice spokesperson – what a joke, he couldn’t give a toss when he was running the EPMU when Telecom was shafting employees.
    Andrew Little – complete waste of space – found his niche with the Labour Party bunch of losers.

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  20. Fisiani (1,040 comments) says:

    The easy vote card can be bought by a union official for a burger and chips. Nowt has changed.

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  21. DJP6-25 (1,388 comments) says:

    It’d only be news if they weren’t lying.

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  22. Akldnut (20 comments) says:

    David obviously you and the RWNJ’s here would support questioning every voter who comes in.

    It’s not so much the card that’s the issue, its “the process that comes with it that’s been altered” where scrutineers can
    1. Query every person who enters the booth.
    2. Racially stereotype someone.
    3. Target Non English speakers.
    4. Target new voters who don’t understand and are intimidated by being confronted.
    5. Force them to sign a statutory declaration which has a legal threat at the end.

    All of these are aimed at intimating to the person targeted and would be another reason for them not to waste their time voting at further elections.

    At the 2009 election before the Easy Vote card I was scrutineering in a Waitakere booth , Nat scrutineers questioned every ballot paper that had more than half of the tick outside the box and demanded they be invalid.
    They’ve been trained to nullify as many as possible.

    This is another clearly another thought out opportunity/strategy to pervert the course of our democracy that you don’t give a fuck about.

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  23. Francis_X (147 comments) says:

    Joanne says: “Saying YES to your name or saying your name according to Labour makes it harder for Kiwi’s to vote. Only Labour/Greens would say that. The epitomy of laziness.”

    If Labour had tried to pull a stunt like that, you’d be screaming NANNY STATE! NANNY STATE! at them.

    I, for one, don’t feel I need to verbally give my name at a polling station. Why? Because it’d be answering a question from a frickin’ scrutineer from another party. Screw that. I don’t need some goddamn party hack questioning me.

    This ain’t East Germany just yet.

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