August 18, 2014
Nats strategy to turn off voters
Internet Party leader Laila Harre says the Nicky Hager book Dirty Politics has torn the lid off an ugly plan to turn people off the democratic process.
The Internet Mana alliance is putting a lot of effort this election campaign into enrolling voters and encouraging young people and Maori to take part.
The book details the close relationships between the prime minister’s office and right wing bloggers to attack political enemies.
Ms Harre says the intention is not just to score political points but to get people to give up on politics and stop voting.
"They know that for the right to keep winning elections depends on a whole lot of people not showing up to vote, and they've been every successful in that. In the last election we had our lowest ever voter turnout with nearly a million voters not showing up to vote, and that's why this Government got relected," he says.
Ms Harre says not all politicians are the same, and there are still people who get into it because they believe they can change things for the better.
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