Nats’ strategic voting vital for Act
Nearly two-thirds of National supporters voted for the Act Party’s David Seymour in Epsom, newly released election data shows, while Labour and Greens supporters were not as willing to vote strategically in the crucial electorate. …
The data showed 60 per cent of people who voted for National in the electorate also backed the Act candidate. In comparison, just 31 per cent of Labour supporters and 45 per cent of Green supporters appeared to have voted strategically by backing the National candidate.
There is no ACT party as such, just a political zombie animated by National’s “cup of tea” strategic voters and public money. In 2017 Labour and the Greens must clearly signal to their Epsom voters that it is time for them to vote strategically to put an end to it. (Patrick Gower will frenzy himself with righteous indignation at “dirty deals”, but no one else will blink an eye).
In Ohariu, 59 per cent of National supporters backed Mr Dunne, even more than in 2011. Even with National’s help, Mr Dunne only retained the seat with one of the smallest margins in the country.
Yup, time to have a chat to Left voters in Ohariu too.
It’s all very well taking the moral high ground on strategic voting, but the nice guys are finishing last. Enough already, time for the Left to use the same tactics as the Nats (on voting that is, they can keep their dirty politics).