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I wrote this report on the 2020 Election, there was more but you have to end somewhere.....being at the receiving end of the media and political corruption felt like you were fighting a massive machine that would do what it could to crush voices that had an different perspective. Painful, intimidating, demoralising. https://outdoorsparty.co.nz/submission-by-nz-outdoors-party-to-the-justice-committee-on-the-2020-elections/

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Thanks for this Tracy Jane very interesting points of which I was completely unaware.

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what I didn't put in this report was how the government hid the vote count sheets so we couldn't check the vote count. The Govt destroyed the vote count sheets while it was still under an OIA and Ombudsman request. That didn't seem right.

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I had a similar experience running last Dunedin local elections for both Mayor and Councilor (2nd time for both). The woke left (I'd have considered myself on the left) went hard and very nasty on me because I would not play ball with their transgender bullshit. Cate Spice (a man) has called the police on me twice (I guess for "transphobia") but his accusations were so weak the police told me they were going to go back to him for wasting police time. The local bar owner by the name of Dudley Benson libeled me many times while taking Government sponsorship and Hamish McNeilly the Stuff reporter abused and tried to bully me on Twitter. One of the "meet the candidate" hosts (and likely related to another candidate) tried to exclude me because I despise vaccines but when I threatened him legally he allowed me at the last minute but then asked every candidate if they were vaxxed or not. I was the only one really (my copy cat did as well) to tell him to get knotted, that this was not his right to ask. The newsmedia was only interested if they could disparage me. Three of the other candidates also tried to do hitjobs on me. I came 21 out of 40 council candidates

New Zealand is a fascist country.

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This is an awfully detailed and comprehensive article which could have been summed up simply as: here's why I'm annoyed my mate Sue Grey got nowhere in the by-election.

Some truths about the by-election are that Sue is anti-government if you consider the normal use of the term as being anti-THIS government, not government per se.

Additionally, Grey had many opportunities to get media coverage - the issue is people understand she is a conspiracy-driven fool and so showed her the door in the way they voted. As will keep happening to these types of candidates who think they think have much more popular appeal than they actually do.

Sorry for the reality check here.

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You need one yourself.

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The problem is Richard, you're not only a nutcase but also a moron. Your twitter history makes that pretty clear. But you can live in lala land that you've been somehow denied political success but the reality is you're not worthy of being taken seriously and the majority of people recognise it instantly. Hence why you are a silly joke in the political realm.

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It's best not to bring Twitter here to Substack, Bobby.

And despite the bias of the Otago media and its obsession with transgender fascists and jabbing everyone half to death I still came 21 out of 40 for council.

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I would want Twitter not brought up too if I was such an embarrassment there too.

But, thanks for showing again the sort of reason you'd be a fan of the article above and how lunacy of the senile kind you have is almost at an end in terms of its negative influence on NZ politics.

21st out of 40. Congratulations, you're are less popular than had you just put out a flier saying you will shave you head in the town square for a vote.

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Sorry but you're just a f'wit. No more of my time.

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And Abacus aye. You're a two bit academic, in a two bit school, in a two bit political system run by two bit politicians, Bobby.

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Great article thank you. Hopefully the falling trust in legacy media is a sign that people are awakening. Although this is tempered by what appears to be the development of a New Zealand political blob....labour, national, act and green.....none of which would speak to the protestors in Wellington, all of which were in lockstep with lockdowns, masking and all the other pseudoscientific covid garbage. We have an illusion of representative democracy in this country an illusion held together by the legacy media. Your Tauranga by election analysis is a classic example; legacy media talking up the 80 odd years of national holding the seat / excitement over whether a "new party" might take it......but it's all just the same blob speaking amongst their elite selves, oblivious to what everyday people actually care about. The green part of the blob didn't even bother to turn up.

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