Electoral fraud trial starts

3 News reports:

Just days after the 2013 Auckland local elections, eight men are set to stand trial over alleged during the previous vote.

Unsuccessful 2010 Otara-Papatoetoe local board Labour Party candidate was among eight men charged with using forged documents in connection with the 2010 elections.

The police investigation was launched after more than 300 people were removed from the electoral roll leading up to the election due to irregularities.

It was reported that 48 people were living at one address.

I hope we get good reporting of the trial. It is probably the biggest alleged electoral fraud case in NZ’s recent history. Of course there can be no assumptions at this stage of the verdicts, but the details we do know certainly sound alarming.

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