BREAKING NEWS – election fraud in south Australia?

Thank you to Sharon Cousins who alerted me to this.

The door is open for fraud. Who’s to say someone else won’t cross things out and change your ballot. This is a ridiculous policy. 

Below in the media release is an example of how to write the numbers ‘1’ and ‘7’ properly.

Feel free to download my video and re-upload it anywhere you like. This must get out.

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  1. MINI BLOG: The Liberal SA How-To-Votes (HTVs) are in ‘donkey’ order, which is a pretty stupid strategy.
    If you look at the SA 47 electorates (green ballot paper) for the Legislative Assembly (Lower House), you need to see where the Liberal Candidate/MP is positioned on each of the 47 ballot papers (as published on the Electoral Commission SA website).
    In the seat of ADELAIDE for example, LIB MP Rachel Sanderson has ‘conveniently’ been positioned at the top of the ballot paper out of 6 candidates. The LIB HTV is just number 1 to 6 going down the ballot paper (‘donkey numbering’). This appears to make it ‘easy’ for the elector, especially for anyone who doesn’t care where their number 2, 3, 4, … etc. goes to. However, for a discerning voter (elector), this shows up the Liberal party as being careless; without a thought for ‘proper preferences’ that align with their party. Another example of a Liberal ‘donkey’ HTV numbering, is in the marginal Liberal seat of NEWLAND, MP Richard Harvey (who wrongly opposed his own party colleague, LIB David SPEIRS – seat of BLACK, who put forward an amendment giving greater protection for the unborn, during the debate over the the abortion-up-to-birth Bill in 2021). Again and ‘conveniently’, the existing LIBERAL MP, David Harvey, got the top position on the ballot paper, out of 9 candidates. Just a coincidence? Like LIB MP Sanderson (seat of Adelaide), Harvey’s Liberal HTV is in ‘donkey’ numbering order (1 to 9 down the ballot paper list); but Harvey’s HTV puts Greens as no. 2, ending with no. 9 for an Ind. MP (ex-Labor, Frances Bedford).
    Another Liberal HTV to cross-reference this ‘donkey’ numbering, can be viewed in the seat of FINNISS (7 candidates), where LIB MP David Basham (who also supported abortion-up-to-birth and euthanasia), is positioned at no. 2 on the ballot paper and his LIB HTV shows his no. 2 preference with Dominic CARLI of Family First; then numbers down the ballot paper to 6 with Greens, and no. 7 = LABOR at the top of the ballot paper.
    Another interesting marginal Liberal seat is KING (7 candidates), with the LIB MP Paula Luethen (who also voted to support abortion-up-to birth and euthanasia). This LIB HTV shows a hesitancy towards the no. 2 preference, as Luethen is positioned in the MIDDLE (“1”) of the KING green ballot paper and the Liberal HTV. Below Luethen, is the Family First Candidate, Alisha MINAHAN and above Luethen, is the Australian Family Party candidate, Alex BANKS (my “1” choice if I lived and voted in SA). To avoid placing the LIB HTV with a “2” for either of this family-based minor parties, Luethen’s HTV, starts at the top of the ballot paper with a “2” for Greens (oh dear, I thought just Labor preferenced the Greens, not the Liberals). Then, Luethen’s HTV continues down the ballot paper with the ‘donkey’ numbering.
    These Liberal SA ‘donkey’ numbering HTVs are foolish and a costly mistake by the Liberals. The ‘ease of numbering’ on a ballot paper versus the ‘give the South Australian voters a bit more credit for using their brains’ and ‘vote wisely’. I wonder if the Liberal Party in the Federal Election 2022, will err on the side of caution and avoid the same mistake as the Liberal SA i.e. HTVs in the House of Representatives (Lower House). Hmm.
    My advice for the Federal Election 2022 is to check out ALL the HTVs for the parties (major, middle and minor parties) and Independents and look to see where their preferences are. Then write out your OWN How-To-Vote with your OWN own preferences, as a discerning voter. Take a coloured pen (not black) to the polling booth and your already-prepared HTV list. Carefully complete the green ballot paper and white (Senate) ballot paper. Remember to ask for a FRESH ballot paper if you make a mistake.
    MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT AUSTRALIA.

  2. Just saw something on Twitter about how election officials are handwriting ballots, so when you go there, they say that you have already voted. So the AEC is corrupt and in league with the government. Hope is dim. So is there any point to voting for the freedom parties if they are just gonna cheat?

  3. Why does this video propose that ballot instructions for South Australian elections are determined by federal electoral law? Elections in South Australia are administered based on South Australian state law. Referring to federal law is either a sign of completely misunderstanding how elections are run, or a deliberate attempt to mislead.

    1. The Electoral Commission South Australia (ECSA) website states (under sample white ballot): “If you make a mistake, don’t worry. Put a line through the mistake and write the correct information beside it, or you can ask an electoral officer for a replacement ballot paper.”. Under the SA Electoral Act 1985, section 75, if you inadvertently spoil the ballot paper you are entitled to a fresh ballot paper. The reference to the AEC website (hence ‘spot the difference’) is that you just ask for a fresh paper if you make a mistake on a ballot paper for Federal Election. Inference here, is that a SA White ballot paper that is ‘formal’ without any mistakes, can be fraudulently altered to “appear’ a mistake, and then ‘corrected’ because the ECSA website is giving ‘permission’ for SA electors to ‘correct’ their mistake. Hence electoral fraud risk discovery. If you make a mistake on the ballot papers in the Federal Election, just ask for a fresh ballot.

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