The Electoral Commission is investigating claims an Auckland man stole hundreds of flag voting papers and voted in favour of the new design. Several people alerted the commission to the comment he made on a Facebook page (above) five days ago. Source Radio NZ
Public opinion is massively against changing the current New Zealand flag. The alternative design is deeply unpopular with New Zealanders who think it is poorly designed and a waste of public money. For some time suspicions have been circulating that the ballot will be rigged to avoid embarrassment to the current government who are deeply invested in the flag change project.
Questions are being asked as to how the man obtained the voting papers and if they were taken from residents’ mail boxes without their consent.
Spying on private citizens
Meanwhile, in other news a report commissioned by the New Zealand government on spy agencies recommends the GCSB be given access to New Zealanders’ private communications.