Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler

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Legal Beagle: Election Fact Check #9: Actually, it matters a great deal

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  • Graeme Edgeler,

    And the one time I remember to turn comment on, I have to turn them off :-)

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3009 posts Report Reply

  • Justin Maloney,

    in all likelihood not one result will hinge on one vote

    Although specials will no doubt decide it, Christchurch still it goes to prove even one vote could make a difference.

    New Zealand • Since Nov 2011 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to Justin Maloney,

    Although specials will no doubt decide it, Christchurch still it goes to prove even one vote could make a difference.

    The preliminary count isn't accurate anyway :-)

    My dad was an issuing officer/vote counter in Taupo this election. They counted the results at the end, and it one of the four races (two votes in the local general and Maori electorate) they were out by one (i.e. after the votes were split into piles, and the piles counted, this didn't tally with the overall number of votes cast). But it was close enough for the preliminary count (there's an allowable tolerance), so they just sent them in like that.

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3009 posts Report Reply

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