People are stupid.
A Trade Me user who was disgruntled with the flag referendum tried selling their vote.
“To protest the millions of dollars spent on the Flag Consideration Project, I am selling my NZ flag referendum vote,” the seller wrote on the auction ad.
“The winning bidder will decide which flag I vote for.”
The seller said auction profit would go to a charity that could have benefited “from the money needlessly spent on the Flag Consideration Project”.
In response to a question on the site about the auction’s legality, the seller responded by asking how “collecting money for charity” could be illegal.
Come Friday evening, the ad was gone, with a message saying an “administrator” had withdrawn it. Read more »