Sometime last year, a little birdy told me that Martyn Bradbury of The Daily Blog, funded by unions and the MANA Party, as well as being paid to be Kim Dotcom’s Internet party strategist, was on the electoral roll twice.
Mistakes happen. ¬†So I decided to wait. ¬† Because closer to the election, you get sent the nice enrollment pack by the Electoral Commission to confirm your details.
After this phase, I waited for the new rolls to come out. ¬†And what would you know? ¬†Martyn didn’t take the opportunity to correct the fact he is on the roll as two different people. ¬†(Unless he has a twin brother called Martin we have never seen or heard of living with him at the exact same address?)
So here we have someone in the political process giving advice to political parties, getting funded by political parties and unions, enrolling twice, not correcting this before the election when requested to…. and possibly already having voted twice as well.
Martyn…or Martin, will claim this is some sort of clerical error…or a mix up of¬†some sort. Those excuses cannot and do not hold water. Someone has filled out a form with a similar name and exact same occupation and address details and sent it in. It has been accepted and entered into the system. A form still had to be sent and registration applied for. The Electoral Commission should be pulling their records around this registration and the form handed to Police for handwriting and signature analysis.
It cannot be a clerical error, it had to be a deliberate act.
Whether he voted twice isn’t that important, as you’ll see.
You can be assured that the Electoral Commission will look into this. ¬†After all, enrolling twice is a criminal offence. ¬† Voting twice just makes it worse.