Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD: Australian Federal Election Count as it happens
Posted on 09/07/2013 12:49:49 AM PDT by naturalman1975
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Polls close in the east coast states in less than 10 minutes. The count will begin almost immediately, but results take some time to start arriving.
And.... It doesn’t matter at all.
Do they have voter ID?
No ID is required to vote in Australia - but no real problems that it would be likely to help with have been identified either.
Voter fraud is not unknown, but it does not seem to involve people voting who should not be.
Tony Abbott came to power as opposition leader by standing up to the climate change fraud that the coalition was set to endorse at the time.
It will be interesting to see what he does about the carbon tax as the next prime minister.
He is already publically committed to abolishing it as quickly as possible and he will go back to the people for a mandate on that specific issue if he has to to do it.
I am watching the coverage on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - government owned, but I generally find their election coverage the best.
I can assure you that it matters a great deal to me.
Bring it on I say and I hope it all means something good for folks “down under”.
BBC News is saying that early exit polling data released before polls close show Abbott with a “commanding lead”.
Thanks for this naturalman1975
What ever happened to that Slipper guy? In jail yet?
No - he hasn’t yet faced trial.
British politics seems to have recently mattered a great deal to Obama....so one never knows :-)
Currently interviewing Stephen Smith (outgoing Labor MP - he is retiring). He’s already accepted defeat is almost certain.
Bookmarked/Australian Federal elections results.
Here is another FR post about mobs screaming against Abbott about his anti-immigration stance. Also confusion about the meaning of Liberal in the Australian political context.
Exit Polls suggesting the Coalition may win close to 100 seats out of 150 - 76 needed to form government.
Kevin Rudd’s own seat is in danger. I’d love to see him lose it, because since 2007, Labor has crowed over the fact that John Howard lost his seat at that election.
Care to explain that statement?
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