Finally! Labour candidate finally makes court for electoral fraud

In the 2010 elections Labour candidate Daljit Singh was arrested for mass voter fraud…it has taken over 3 years to get this to court, in the meantime we have had another local body election.

Just days after the 2013 Auckland local elections, eight men are set to stand trial over alleged electoral fraud during the previous vote.

Unsuccessful 2010 Otara-Papatoetoe local board Labour Party candidate Daljit Singh was among eight men charged with using forged documents in connection with the 2010 elections.

The police investigation was launched after more than 300 people were removed from the electoral roll leading up to the election due to irregularities.

It was reported that 48 people were living at one address. 

Singh and his co-accused Gurinder Atwal, Davinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, Virender Singh, Paramjit Singh, Malkeet Singh and Harmesh Singh were due to have their trial at District Court level last year but it was shifted to the High Court due to public interest in the case.

The trial before Justice Woolford is scheduled for six weeks.

There are still more than 30 cases referred to Police of Electoral Act offences int he 2011 general election. The Police have been tardy in the extreme, with not a single person either being investigated or charged.I’ve said repeatedly, if election laws aren;t enforced then why even bother with them.

If I was a candidate I’d be tempted to break them just to prove what an ass the law and enforcement has become. Labour already does this, they know they will never be held to account.

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