In passing: Máirtín Ó Muilleoir confirms voter fraud

Andersonstown News Group Managing Director, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, writing on his blog, admits knowing of Sinn Fein voter fraud: “I know a guy (to whom I remain very close) who voted 13 times in the 1983 election when Gerry Adams took the West Belfast seat from Gerry Fitt, one of the most important milestones passed in this revolution. Wish I was that guy on Sunday week at the Sinn Féin special ard fheis.”
Sinn Fein has consistently denied allegations of voter fraud in the past, as this article from this Andersonstown News illustrates.

“One thing that can be said about the Sinn Féin push on policing, it’s certainly put some punch back in the peace process. This evening I met a senior unionist commentator in South Belfast who acknowledges that the DUP are split but that Ian can still carry the day. On the pragmatic side: the Boy Jeffrey, Baby Doc, Peter Robinson, and Gregory, on the powersharing-over-our-dead-bodies side: Jim Allister, the Rev Willie McCrea and Nigel Dodds. My unionist friend wanted to know if nationalists could stomach the DUP declaring it a victory on having “tamed the Shinners” when Sinn Féin goes on the Policing Board (a boast which would be aimed at their own people as much as to have a dig at Sinn Féin).

I put that question later in the evening to a man who spent much of the late eighties up to his neck in bunkers built under kitchens in Ballymurphy (someone, by the way, should picture one of these before they’re gone forever, they make the Cu Chi tunnels look like the Grosvenor Road underpass). His answer: this is just another department we need to get sorted out, let’s get in there and get it done.

He was tickled, by the way, by my preliminary shopping list: I’m only dealing with the PSNI in Irish, I want the Union Flag removed from any police station in a nationalist area on the so-called designated days, and I want no poppies worn unless the Easter Lily is also worn). “That’s great,” he said, “you’ve just opened about ten new fronts, issues I hadn’t even thought of.” I know a guy (to whom I remain very close) who voted 13 timesin the 1983 election when Gerry Adams took the West Belfast seat from Gerry Fitt, one of the most important milestones passed in this revolution. Wish I was that guy on Sunday week at the Sinn Féin special ard fheis.”
posted by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir at 10:22 PM

  • Yokel

    What in the name of god is he writing this for now?

  • Ulick

    The extra votes didn’t help Fitt very much in that election 25 years ago then.

  • Ulick

    24

  • Ingram

    Hi,

    I raised this subject some time ago and our resident Sinn Fein comics asked for proof of Sinn Fein being involved in personation or stealing votes.

    Now you have it. LOL

    Well done Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

  • seabhac siúlach

    About voter fraud…I am afraid that they were all at it…as a look at those arrested/questioned over the years will confirm…members from the SDLP, DUP, etc.

    Funniest part of his piece is the following…

    “…one of the most important milestones passed in this revolution…”

    Some revolution…a ‘revolution’ that after 40 years ends up, after all the storm and fury, resurrecting Stormont and putting a Unionist in the top job…brilliant

    What great strategic mastermind must have been at work over the years to lead us all back to where we began, except for some token reformism (‘power sharing’ in a Brit controlled ‘assembly that they have ‘allowed’ us natives to have in their munificent wisdom…). And perhaps we have less than before, as now Articles 2 and 3 are gone…

    Is reformism now to be called revolution, perhaps…?

  • Henry94

    Ingram

    That would be hearsay evidence of hearsay evidence. Not convincing at all.

    We all know people who claimed to have voted multiple times. I’ve never been able to get anyone to explain how they did it.

    Sensible people put it down to bravado.

  • Former Sinn Fein member Dundalk

    I artwitnessed the Sinn Fein machine several years ago during an election in Dundalk. This is were the army section of the movement moves in. A house belonging to the infamous Mooch Blair was designated as the nerve centre for the operation. Large charts, copied from the voting registers were laid out in the kitchen they were in touch by mobile phone with a team at the polling centre to see who hadnt used their votes. Several taxi offices in the town were owned by the members so several cars and mini buses were set aside for use for he entire day. A team would spend the day calling to those who hadnt voted to see if they would be turning up, if not they were asked for their voting card, in most cases these were sympathetic folks. A colour photcopier was banging out fake driving licences for those using someone elses voting cards and these were then used by strangers bused in from other areas. A well oiled machine and quite an operation to witness.

  • “one of the most important milestones passed in this revolution”

    No wonder no one took Daily Ireland seriously when its owners use this kind of schoolboy phraseology.

  • gerry

    When you come to think of it, voter fraud would make that person a hero in mairtins eyes yet people who went out and fought the war are marginalised.

    Strikes me as odd is all I am saying.

    For mairtin or the andersonstown news or the sinn fein party is the dark a hero or is the voter fraudster a hero?

  • ingram

    Henry 94,

    The FRU including myself helped Sinn Fein to organise the personation in the early mid 80`s.

    We ran the Sinn Fein Party Treasury amongst other shinners during that period, we supplied a fleet of cars for the day.

    It was very easy to do in those days with electoral register being the mess it was,mant turned up to vote only to realise they had already voted? not many being brave enough to say very much though.Every Shinner house had a Army registerd to it. LOL

    Not that easy today mind you.

    FSMD,

    Mooch is now back living in Newry mate, doubt he will be involved in this election his Handlers would not want him to raise his heat to far on account if him being a REAL OTR.

    Take a look at the Sean Hoey case G1, G2, G3? guess which is Mooch and Which is Gary?

    Regards

    Ingram

  • ingram

    Henry 94 .

    Forgot to add in Derry.

    Regards

  • Chucki O’Lawe

    I voted early and often for Bobby Sands and some others. The old IIP machine with Sinn Fein and other Belfast blow ins organised it all. The IIP stalwarts voted for two old SDLP biddies first thing in the morning as they said they would not vote. We toured South Fermanagh too after peelers spotted us in Enniskillen. If Ingram knoew anything about Ireland, he would know this is a very long tradition. Catholics probably took more risks as we had less to lose. It’s kind of funny SF denying it now. Did the IRA ever exist or was it a Securocrat invesntion?

    Henry: Iti s easy to go in. They say is your name Paddy McPig and you saym Aye. Wuth the SDLP not in the race, the Oranige wouldn’t know you from Adam so very easy. Supporters would get the cards or just steal them. Have you led as sheltered a l;ife as Walter Mitty/Ingram

  • Band Aid Country

    I was involved of the Sinn Fein voting scam in Armagh for years. All run from a well known pub. We even had laptops.

  • medalwinner

    In Fermanagh we used to put the votes in the boxes before they ever got to the stations. guess how?

  • Pius XII

    I voted 350 times one morning and there wasn’t even an election on. Beat that

  • Rory

    A party in Ireland contesting an election that did not arrange an efficient campaign of personation would be considered too incompetent to vote for in the first place. I’m afraid that however tawdry it may seem to naive purists this is merely a matter of “When in Rome….”.

  • Pádraigín Drinan

    In the 1960s when Gerrry Fitt first won West Belfast he toured the consitiuency in a lorry, stopping at various points where there were crowds of people and making his election speech.
    I, and a few others, travelled with him.
    On one evening we reached Milltown Cemetery and the lorry turned in. It stopped and Gerry was at his most eloquent. I told him I was most impressed but pointed out that there was no-one there.
    “What do you mean?” he asked.
    Some of my best voters are here.

  • Quaysider

    “He was tickled, by the way, by my preliminary shopping list: I’m only dealing with the PSNI in Irish, I want the Union Flag removed from any police station in a nationalist area on the so-called designated days, and I want no poppies worn unless the Easter Lily is also worn”

    So this is what it finally comes down to for Marteen – infantile symbolic point-scoring to disguise his defeat on all points of significance.
    This ‘shopping list’ is not even accurate. The Union Flag isn’t flown from police stations on any day.

  • TWH

    One of my local Sinn Fein Cllrs in Erne East was convicted of voting 4 times 1 day in Lisnaskea.

    This was obviously before she became a councillor; that was her reward.

    In West Belfast republicans harassed anyone coming to vote on the Blacks Rd from the small, protestant Suffolk Estate. Very few risked the gauntlet of abuse and most of those who did found their votes had already been cast.

    Yet another interesting ploy by sinn fein.

  • We all know people who claimed to have voted multiple times. I’ve never been able to get anyone to explain how they did it.

    Chuckle. Your naivete is soooooo touching, Henry.

    The Shinners might complain they were only doing what everyone else did (my own Alliance Party excepted, we really didn’t), but they did a hell lot more of it. A hell of a lot more.

    In Belfast, pre-photo ID, the most common ways to set up personated votes were fake medical cards (sympathiser in the CSA able to supply them with thousands of blanks) and ‘borrowed’ benefit books. When the Shinners really started getting stuck into middle-class areas in the mid-1990s, we started noticing a lot more of it in our own stronger areas. When the Shinners had their first serious go at Castle in 1997, all of a sudden there were a lot of people ringing us up complaining they had already been voted for when they got to the polling station. Never had much of that problem before. Guess why?

    Postal vote fraud was never a big deal in Belfast but absolutely rampant down the country – Belfast constituencies, even the West, might have managed 300 postal votes at most and a middle-class English marginal with two well organised parties may have racked up 800-1,000. FST, Mid Ulster and West Tyrone would regularly pull up to 5,000 postal votes; other parties were more active at this sort of stuff but the Shinners were still the masters at it.

    So the next time you hear the Shinners go on about their mandate, have a good laugh about it. Oh, and lobby for restrictions on the number of party activists allowed outside polling stations. Anybody who knows anything about what went on at St. Matthew’s Primary School in Seaforde Street two years ago will know why. Unfortunately, election cheating hasn’t gone away you know…

    Tiocfaidh ar lá, boys!

  • Sammy-

    You forget to mention that they pass info out of the polling stations regarding who has still not voted, so they can go and knock their doors and get them down. One chap I know had his door rapped three times by the provos on election day because he hadn’t been down to cast his vote. This is despite the fact that it is a felony for tellers to pass such info out of polling stations until 10pm on polling day.

  • realist

    Dessie Stewart of the DUP was quite good at this in recent elections up the North Coast.-seems to have slipped a few minds here….

  • You forget to mention that they pass info out of the polling stations regarding who has still not voted

    Oh aye, I did forget Mat. A process which has been a lot more efficient with the laptops and the PDAs. Even when the info isn’t being directly misued, there’s some really useful below the radar data on which streets/estates aren’t coming out to vote.

    Dessie Stewart of the DUP was quite good at this in recent elections up the North Coast.-seems to have slipped a few minds here….

    Given that he got caught (and we won the by-election) the dopey bigot wasn’t all that good at it really, was he?

  • realist

    ‘Given that he got caught (and we won the by-election) the dopey bigot wasn’t all that good at it really, was he? ‘

    Sammy, so its not perpetrating the electoral fraud that the issue?-in your world, it depends on how good or bad you are it.

    More lily-livered nonsense from the Alliance Party

  • York Street

    I hear from a Crossmaglen YU (no names) that any RC in that area who doesn’t come out to vote gets a personal letter from their local SF representative. Expressing their worry that they arn’t using their vote and offering to pay a personal home visit to discuss and issues they may have. Any comments Gaskin?

    Sammy,

    If you are an alliance member in the Castle ward clearly you have your work cut out for you and would be advised to do some actual work for the people in that area instead of spouting off on here.

    Your party won’t be getting my vote in Castle as Dodds and Crozier are the only ones every seen doing a thing.

  • ingram

    Sammy,

    quote Chuckle. Your naivete is soooooo touching, Henry.

    Henry is on the team. Part of the Sinn Fein watch, along with comical Pat. Gaskin will do the night shift if he can fathom out when MI5 ever did a stint of civic policing.

    Ingram

  • Realist – no, you’re missing the point. It’s not that other parties haven’t engaged in voter fraud. It’s that no-one else did it on the industrial scale that SF did, so proudly, so brazenly and with so little internal dissent on the issue. Typical Republican denial.

    York Street – I was an Alliance member in Oldpark ward. When I ran elections in Castle ward we won. And I’d also hazard a guess the reason you vote for the DUP isn’t because of all the work they do, but just maybe because you’re a hard-line Loyalist? You gave yourself away when you tried to claim Ian Crozier is a good Councillor. Dodds puts in the work no matter what you think of his politics. Crozier is an idle wee glipe with an over-inflated opinion of himself.

  • lib2016

    Er – is there an election coming up? The dirt is flying already and most of it seems to be targeted at one party. Strange that!

    Let’s see what the voters have to say or does anyone really believe that after hundreds of years of trying to hold back democracy in Ireland our soon-to-be-gone masters have suddenly decided to play things straight?

    The current anti-SF frenzy at least leaves one thing beyond doubt….there’s panic in the right quarters. Could it be that they will make the mistake of rallying enough SF supporters to the cause for SF to become the largest party?

  • The current anti-SF frenzy at least leaves one thing beyond doubt….there’s panic in the right quarters. Could it be that they will make the mistake of rallying enough SF supporters to the cause for SF to become the largest party?

    The post bore all the hallmarks of a Shinner believing their own propaganda:

    1. The desperate need to feel persecuted.
    2. The desperate need to feel that you’re making other people panic.
    3. The desperate attempts to overinflate your level of support. You really think you have a chance of beating the DUP in these elections, lib? That’s about as realistic as your username.

  • gerry

    El matador, you forget they pass out information about who has voted.

    during the last election sf came to my door to see why no one had been down to cast their votes, it was explained that i work and my wife was feeling a bit off and my eldest was still at work. sf offered to give my wife a lift, which she took, but they did not return her home altho clearly she had been ill. they came back again after six inquiring if i needed a lift i said no i was waiting for my daughter to accompany her to the polling booth, they offered a lift came back after seven to get us there before closing time. we promptly voted for the sdlp.

  • York Street

    Sammy,

    The last time the alliance won a seat in Castle was in 1997. Between then and 2005 your vote has plunged from 11.9% to 2.5%. That speaks for itself.

    I’m glad you are conceeding that Nigel is a first class MP for North Belfast. However, your criticism of Ian Crozier is unjustificable. Maybe for most alliance members in North Belfast,living an isolated life in the afluence of the Upper Antrim Road, you havn’t seen much of Ian. But, if like me, you live in and around Tiger’s Bay and the Limestone Rd you would have seen plenty of him. He has a good profile in the area and has help with security issues and secured investment in the York Rd.

  • Pius XII

    ingram

    Henry is on the team. Part of the Sinn Fein watch

    That is a lie. My participation on this site is as an indivdual. I am part of no team.

  • the sparrow

    Sammy,

    You need to expect that the alliance party has never done any real work in North Belfast and are being punished.

    You can’t just proclaim how great you are and critise other candidates while you yourself arn’t doing a hands turn.

  • gerry

    The bottom line is Adams had to cheat to get his seat.

  • Token Dissent

    His use of the word “revolution” made me laugh and be sick at the same time.

    That election result was on of the single most depressing days in Northern Irish electoral history.

  • Fuiseog

    I wonder how the people in those bunkered houses in Ballymurphy are feeling now one of the bourgeois Sinn Fein from his big house on the hill has broadcast their business all over the media? Betrayed, let down, afraid, angry and more?

    Need anyone look any further for an example of how safely removed and distanced such ‘auld hans’ are from the reality of life in our districts today?

    Such a sickening image! Them standing there in the Roddy’s backslapping themselves over the delusion that the PSNI’s but another ‘department’ they need to sort out?

    You mean like the way the internal security department was sorted out a Mhairtín ….

    Is mise
    Fuiseog

  • gerry

    O’Meulleir and aul han? A mistake surely Fuiseog?

  • gerry

    sorry should read

    o meuiller an aul hand? a mistake surely

  • Ulick

    “I hear from a Crossmaglen YU (no names) that any RC in that area who doesn’t come out to vote gets a personal letter from their local SF representative. Expressing their worry that they arn’t using their vote and offering to pay a personal home visit to discuss and issues they may have. ”

    The SDLP do the same. I was in a house one night about a week after an election when Brid Rodgers landed at the door enquiring as to why the householders didn’t vote.

  • The last time the alliance won a seat in Castle was in 1997.

    That was the last time I ran an Alliance elction campaign in Castle…

    I’m glad you are conceeding that Nigel is a first class MP for North Belfast.

    Conceding? Hardly – a fact is a fact. You make it sound like this was a concession you wrung out of me through the diamond-drill penetration of your profound logical thinking.

    However, your criticism of Ian Crozier is unjustificable.

    Maybe – but at least I don’t speak like George Bush.

    Maybe for most alliance members in North Belfast,living an isolated life in the afluence of the Upper Antrim Road

    I don’t live on the Upper Antrim Road. I don’t come from the Upper Antrim Road. I, sadly, don’t live a life of affluence (note spelling) either. And inverse-snobbery is a classic sign of not having a worthwhile argument.

    if like me, you live in and around Tiger’s Bay and the Limestone Rd you would have seen plenty of him. He has a good profile in the area and has help with security issues and secured investment in the York Rd.

    What, and you’re just a random resident of The Bay completely unaffiliated to the DUP and with no axe to grind? Ha ha ha. And what investment, exactly, has he secured? He’s a backbench councillor in the City Hall, not Warren Buffet. What, you think people listen to Ian Crozier and say, “Wow, what a guy. That must be some community he vaguely comes from somewhere near to. I must invest in the York Road rather than Beijing or Bangalore. And look forward to the day when he is the new Carson.” Pull the other one.

    PS – good work in deflecting the thread away from criticism of the Shinners’ history electoral fraud. Well done. I see the years have not dimmed the DUP’s capacity for unparallelled stupidity.

  • ingram

    ingram

    Henry is on the team. Part of the Sinn Fein watch

    That is a lie. My participation on this site is as an indivdual. I am part of no team.

    Pius,

    You must be one of Comical Pat`s disciples. Show me were you got a mention slow boy in that above quote!

    LOL

    Ingram

  • Fuiseog

    Gerry,

    Aye Id say he’s an auld han sure, been round a few corners, held his own at the dome of delight many’s a night on our behalf.

    These days he’s way far removed from that life bar the odd trip down memory lane and is trying to drag us all kicking and screaming into a plastic version of the one he’s living now.

    Mairtin is effortlessly practising the delusion that this plastic state is presactly what we all wanted all along too …

    Id like to echo Otto Rank in asking at what level of illusion are we meant to live? How far is this pretense talk of a pretend revolution to go a mhairtín? Who do you think your kidding?

    And like I asked earlier I wonder are those folk standing in the those kitchens in Ballymurphy tonite getting the joke?

    Is mise
    Fuiseog

  • York Street

    Sammy,

    I am not a member of the DUP, my only political connection is having been a member of the YUs up until Nigel Dodds’ election campaign.

    Clearly if the only argument you can make against Ian is that he speaks like George Bush, which he doesn’t, then you are the one showing a “classic sign of not having a worthwhile argument”.

    By the way, what investment has the alliance ever brought to North Belfast, or Northern Ireland for that matter?

  • I am not a member of the DUP, my only political connection is having been a member of the YUs up until Nigel Dodds’ election campaign.

    So, you’re admitting you’re a political hack and a hard-line Unionist persuasion, and not Joe Average from The Bay. Thank you for proving my point.

    Clearly if the only argument you can make against Ian is that he speaks like George Bush, which he doesn’t

    I was actually referring to you – you know that wonderful made-up word ‘unjustificable’ you used up the thread. Pure Bushism. Priceless.

  • York Street

    Clearly there are no Joe Averages on this website. Just people who have some political interest of whatever persuasion. Shock Horror!!

    Come down to Tiger’s Bay at the next election and we’ll see how far you get.

  • Come down to Tiger’s Bay at the next election and we’ll see how far you get.

    Stupid point. Let Nigel go to Ardoyne and see how far he gets? Every political party has strongholds and weak areas, and in NI, areas where it simply doesn’t exist.

  • Gerry & the peacemakers

    I voted twice in the GFA referendum. Once yes and once No.

  • York Street

    “Let Nigel go to Ardoyne and see how far he gets?”

    I am sure he will get plenty of votes in Ardoyne, particularly in Glenbryn and Wheatfield, even on the Ardoyne Rd.

    “Every political party has strongholds and weak areas, and in NI, areas where it simply doesn’t exist.”

    I am yet to see an alliance strong hold, so maybe drop the “every” in that remark.

  • Sammy Morse

    I am sure he will get plenty of votes in Ardoyne, particularly in Glenbryn and Wheatfield, even on the Ardoyne Rd.

    Yes, let’s use pedantry to avoid dealing with the fact that you’ve lost the argument. I am once again stunned by your rapier-sharp argument.

    I am yet to see an alliance strong hold, so maybe drop the “every” in that remark.

    You’ve obviously never been in the North Down Clay-Pigeon Shooting Club.

  • The smugness of Alliance Party members like Sammy Morse is the main reason why his party’s vote in the Castle Ward has fallen from 11.9 per cent in 1997 to 2.5 per cent in 2005.
    Ignore him York Street, the Alliance Party are political nobodies who all think they are somebodies. Full of their own self-importance.

  • York Street

    PP,

    Agreed.

    The reference to “the North Down Clay-Pigeon Shooting Club” says it all about Alliance.

    Exlusive, snobs and arrogant.

  • Greetings Sluggiepoos from the land of DUH!!!

    “Sinn Fein has consistently denied allegations of voter fraud in the past”

    Well, they would, wouldn’t they?

    Then to turn around and brag about the “vote early and vote often” branch of the republican movement merely exhibits the compartmentalization of occupied minds in the province so ably exhibited on Slugger since start-up. It’s in yer precious bodily fluids, guys.

    But to blow over 50 posts on it…… really fellas, give your employers a break.

  • Jesus Christ

    Ingram: Pius is one of my crew. You claim to be in the know. Yet you got it wrong on this thread. After your initial post, many good Catholics explained how it is done, with no help from your side. What precisely is your agenda with this misinformation? The fact that Henry is so naive needs explaining just bears out that there is one born into Republicanism every minute.
    Sinn Fein are merely the Northenr version of 1930’s Fianna Fail. IMpersonating also makes the Ra suckers believe they are doing that little bit extra.

  • I hear from a Crossmaglen YU (no names) that any RC in that area who doesn’t come out to vote gets a personal letter from their local SF representative. Expressing their worry that they arn’t using their vote and offering to pay a personal home visit to discuss and issues they may have. Any comments Gaskin?

    Kenny is talking tripe, that does not happen!!

  • TWH

    I am only repeating what Kenny told me himself.

    I will ask him if he comes to my door over the election period, although that’s not likely seeing as they have basically given up their fight for survival in the area.

  • I don’t care what he told you, that is rubbish!

  • Whoops Thomas you messed up there, for that last post you were meant to have used your other ‘York Street’ name, you know that ploy you have to try to make it look like someone is in agreement with yourself.

    And yea you beat me to it 🙁 I was minutes from posting! … you made it too easy this time! And what was that you were saying last week about how pathetic multiple user names are?

    And yea, more lies, are you registered in Belfast or FST? Because you tell Sammy Morse your votes with Dodd’s and last week you said it was in FST…

    Yea, Mick et al, this might seem like a ‘playing the man’ post, but don’t you think it’s only right to expose the multiple posters & liars?

    I am only repeating what Kenny told me himself

    Don’t talk crap. The only words he has got for you are inappropriate for this site. Oh yea, when did he? You made a claim on a open website about an individual; you have a duty to back it up…

    Sticking to the thread, yea SF got dead people to vote, SF used threats of violence(2001) in a polling station to cast illegal votes, doesn’t come as a shocker. Just like the fact that Unionists don’t exactly have a clean nose either with their gerrymandering antics etc etc…

    Times moved on, the way things are now you are lucky to be able to even cast your own vote it’s that strictly regulated…

  • I was wondering about that as well FST, seeing as it was York Street that asked me for a comment.

    Sock puppets should be exposed at every opportunity!

  • TWH

    You are not one to be lecturing on the marvels of trolling….

    It was at a YU weekend in Enniskillen circa September 2005. I am sure he stands over the remark, but you can ask him on one of his visits to the constituency.

    If you want to check where I am registered to vote I am sure Tom Elliott will let you look over his register.

  • You both realise that it is perfectly legal to be registered in different places, it is only illegal if you vote in more than one place.

  • TWH

    I am registered thrice. I will reserve judgement until nearer any election before deciding where t vote.

  • Well it’s good to see you admit that you were trolling… 😉 , and to be honest I think I have a fairly clear conscience on that, site admin only have to check Usernames used against this IP address.

    Oh yea, since when have you lived in Tigers Bay?? lol… Jesus you really do get too involved in all your keyboard fantasies…

    I will reserve judgement

    And no doubt you are going to tell us 10 different stories under 10 different names…

    (ps. check your email, also we can continue this discussion via it, no need to ruin another thread…)

  • Crataegus

    Sammy & El Mat

    Oh, and lobby for restrictions on the number of party activists allowed outside polling stations.

    I have and will. It is a very serious issue and should be limited to one or two people per party per polling station. Flooding the polling station is intimidating and sending information out is all to easy to do. Also need to have a zone of no lobbying around the polling stations. Should really clamp down on this nonsense. Gross abuse requires tight rules which are rigidly enforced.

  • troll watchman

    Comparing the IP addresses of bloggers on here would be a most interesting exercise.

    I’m sure there would be more than a few with egg on their face.