Written By: lprent - Date published: 7:11 am, December 12th, 2013 - 43 comments
Categories: accountability, assets, community democracy, national, Politics, referendum, same old national, scoundrels - Tags:
This is the last day that you can vote No in the referendum on asset sales. So dig that form out, mark it and send it.
Over the last few years the National party has been claiming that by being able to form a government, that they had a “mandate” to do whatever in the hell they wanted to do with flogging off state assets to their wealthier voters. This is of course complete bollocks. They got voted in by about a third of voters. All they had a mandate to do with a one seat majority was to form a government and to attempt to govern.
However they have been pushing the nonsense for far too long. Politicians are not well trusted in NZ, usually ranking in most honesty and reputation measures as being below used car salesmen and real estate agents. Probably well more than half of the National voters simply voted against the other parties simply because they trusted National slightly more than their opposition. It is hardly a mandate to steal assets from the vast majority of the countries population who were opposed to selling state assets.
This referendum vote is a clear way to send a message that even a self-serving delusional National MP can understand. Being able to form a government is not a mandate to do whatever you feel like.
Join the 41% who as of yesterday morning had voted in the referendum. Most of whom undoubtedly voted against National’s “mandate” rubbish.
This table records the number of voting papers received each day. It will be updated each morning until the final overseas papers are received by noon on 17 December.
Votes will not be counted until after the voting period ends at 7pm on 13 December.
Total eligible voters as at 21 November 2013: 3,037,403
Date Daily Total Daily % Cumulative Total Cumulative % 25-Nov 15,151 0.50 15,151 0.50 26-Nov 58,104 1.91 73,255 2.41 27-Nov 227,890 7.50 301,145 9.91 28-Nov 230,555 7.59 531,700 17.51 29-Nov 155,378 5.12 687,078 22.62 2-Dec 118,126 3.89 805,204 26.51 3-Dec 121,153 3.99 926,357 30.50 4-Dec 82,243 2.71 1,008,600 33.21 5-Dec 74,709 2.46 1,083,309 35.67 6-Dec 43,139 1.42 1,126,448 37.09 9-Dec 34,823 1.15 1,161,271 38.23 10-Dec 45,110 1.49 1,206,381 39.72 11-Dec 41,641 1.37 1,248,022 41.09 12-Dec 0 0.00 0 0.00 13-Dec 0 0.00 0 0.00 16-Dec 0 0.00 0 0.00 17-Dec 0 0.00 0 0.00 Total 1,248,022 41.09 1,248,022 41.09