AEC should demand ID then we would have somewhat reliable election results
On Thursday 2 June 2022, Mr Cheng Fan was convicted and sentenced for a number of offences relating to a series of spam emails circulated during the 2020 Eden-Monaro by-election.
Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said that the case marks Australia’s first successful prosecution of a person for breaching electoral laws that prohibit misleading or deceiving Australians about the act of casting a vote.
“Yesterday’s sentencing of Mr Fan demonstrates that those who seek to undermine the integrity of Australia’s electoral system will be brought to account,” Mr Rogers said.
“A result like this draws a line in the sand as it provides precedent for any similar misbehaviour in the future.”
Mr Fan’s sentence included a penalty for breaching section 329 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 by distributing matter that the court considered was likely to mislead or deceive an elector in the relation to the casting of a vote.
“This result is also a credit to the Electoral Integrity Assurance Taskforce, to which the AEC referred this matter in 2020,” Mr Rogers said.
“The work of the Taskforce is one more reason Australians can be confident in the integrity of our elections.”
Electoral Integrity Assurance Taskforce
The Electoral Integrity Assurance Taskforce is constituted by relevant agencies across Federal Government, working together to provide information and advice to the Electoral Commissioner on matters that may compromise the real or perceived integrity of the federal election.
The Taskforce was first in place for the federal by-elections held in 2018 and again for the 2019 and 2022 Federal Elections. It also operated during the 2020 Eden-Monaro and Groom by-elections.
Fraudulent voting software used in USA works for Australia
Voting Software largely responsible for deliberate fraud implying Donald Trump lost the election is provided by Scytl a bankrupt Spanish company. Scytl software was used in last NSW, VIC, SA, elections, may also have been used for Qld recent election explaining labor’s convincing win.
“Researcher Vanessa Teague has found the legislation in front of Australian Parliament could pave the way for an insecure electronic voting system” READ MORE
Australian polling booths provide alterable graphite pencils in lieu of indelible ink pens is of concern. Coupled to our no proof of identity checks when officials mark voter attendance give credence to greater concern. Further recorded anomalies reveal missing and over supply of registered voters always dismissed by AEC and government with monotonous regularity.
GetUP stacks Canning electoral roll with false enrolments
Widespread false enrolments suspected in Canning
· Email by GetUP raises concerns about integrity of Electoral Roll
· 11,005 names added to Roll in 2 years, 4 times faster than national average
· AEC figures point to false enrolments and other Roll abuse as likely
Elections-monitoring group, Australians for Honest Elections (AFHE), is questioning the integrity of the Electoral Roll to be used for the Canning ByElection in the light of an email sent out by activist group GetUP to its supporters on 27 August:
“Here is our chance. A few hundred votes could tip the balance, and that’s when our movement is at its most powerful. But we need to act fast. We’re armed … [to] shift these key votes”.
“What key votes?” asks AFHE President Mr Lex Stewart. “Just what do they intend to do?”
According to AEC figures, the electoral roll for Canning gained 11,005 new names in two years, a 10.8 percent increase, compared to the national average growth rate of 1.37 percent per annum.
The Roll for Canning now contains 112,809 names, up from 101,804 names in the 2013 election.
“Where did all those extra names came from and how recently?” Mr Stewart asked.
Author and elections expert Dr Amy McGrath OAM has been researching vote frauds for years. In her 2013 book Wolves in Australia (pages 452-455) she warns about GetUP as follows:
“Given the intensity of far-left GetUP Campaigning in 3 past elections … a new bag of tricks called PlanningAlerts, … lists addresses of applications to local Councils for buildings being built, knocked down, or changing hands. PlanningAlerts is not as innocent as it sounds. … GetUP’s building lists provide possibilities for false enrolments faster than in the past … Such stacking of an Electoral Roll may be difficult to detect in that names roll-stacked are taken off shortly after the election. One case verified by the Australian Electoral Commission …”
”Might the Canning Roll be ‘padded’ with false names using GetUP’s lists of demolished/vacant buildings, or be padded with real names pretending to move like in Indi?” asks Mr Stewart.
“AFHE notes that in the WA Senate re-run it seems that thousands of real people from outside WA pretended to move to WA because the anomalous extra absentee/ postal votes for the Greens almost equalled the anomalous huge increase in the Roll, but the AEC did not enquire into that.”
“We hope the AEC is capable of detecting and rectifying Roll anomalies before 19 September.”
“Because afterwards, even if it becomes manifest that Rolls were bodgied with pretended transfer enrolments or false enrolments, then the Court of Disputed Returns is forbidden by a stupid law from looking at such,” said Mr Stewart.
“Section 361(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act states ‘assuming the Roll to be correct, shall not inquire into the correctness of the Roll’. Who else is going to enquire into the false/ pretend enrolments if the highest court in the land is forbidden by stupid law to do it?”
Contact: Lex Stewart, President, Australians for Honest Elections, http://www.afhe.org.au
AFHE is a research think-tank not aligned with any political party. The organisation seeks thorough public scrutiny of electoral systems and procedures, and advocates remedial reforms. Video clips et al on its website http://www.afhe.org.au show specific cases of voting irregularities.
WA Canning by-election could be corrupted by unusually high suspect enrolments
Voters in Canning may be dudded by corrupt Electoral Roll
· Abnormally-large increase in new voters outstrips national average
· ‘Phantom’ enrolments could exceed 8,200, enough to swing the election
· AFHE calls on AEC to urgently investigate Electoral Roll
With the announcement today of the candidates for the coming by-election in Canning in WA, serious questions are being asked about whether the AEC is capable of operating a reliable Electoral Roll and whether it is being manipulated for base political purposes.
Lex Stewart, President of the Australians For Honest Elections organisation asks:
”Has the Canning Electoral Roll been ‘padded’ with an extra 8,200 false enrolments?”
The Roll for the Canning byelection contains 112,809 names
The Roll for the 7 September 2013 election contained 101,804 names in Canning
“An extra 11,005 is a larger-than-usual increase in the Canning electorate Electoral Roll, a growth rate of 10.8% in merely two years,” said Mr Stewart.
Australia-wide the Electoral Roll was 14.712 million for the 2013 election, up from 13.021 million for the 9 October 2014 election, showing a growth rate of 1.37% for this nine-year period.
“If the Canning Electoral Roll had instead grown by the Australia-wide long-term average of 1.37% per annum then it would have risen by only 2,801,” said Mr Stewart.
“Electoral Rolls can grow due to normal demographic factors, but can also grow due to internet transfers of people pretending to move from other areas, and such false enrolments could lodge absentee or postal votes without even entering Canning. Alternatively, persons living in Canning could, in the absence of the need to produce ID when voting, vote on behalf of other people.”
“This is what seems to have happened in the April 2014 WA Senate election re-run where the anomalously huge increase in the Electoral Roll was again about 8-10,000 and exactly matched the anomalously large increase in absentee and postal votes for the Greens and ALP.”
Based on the voting pattern in Canning in the 2013 election, the ALP needs a swing of only 10,454 votes to win this seat. 8204 is almost 10454. (half of 54,700 – 33,973 = 10,454)
“The Australian National Audit Office in its reports of 2002, 2004 and 2010 criticised the AEC for deficiencies in their running of the Electoral Roll, as described by AFHE media releases of 18th, 20th and 27th July 2014. We believe the AEC has done little to address these concerns.”
“Has the AEC checked whether this anomalously high number of extra enrolments in Canning are genuine, or are they bogus padding?” said Mr Stewart.
“This is an urgent matter because due to the stupidity of Section 361(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act, even if it becomes manifest after the election that false enrolments have been made, then the Court of Disputed Returns, is almost unbelievably forbidden by this section of legislation from enquiring into the bodgied Electoral Rolls and phantom false enrolments. Who else is going to enquire into it if the highest court in the land cant do it? (and the AEC never does it!)”
Lex Stewart, President of Australians for Honest Elections Inc www.afhe.org.au
SOS-NEWS Exposes Electoral Commission Corruption
It was disturbing to uncover factual evidence on what most Australians thought to be just a grey area when we published our investigation of the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). It is suffering from endemic corruption and has been the life line to both the Liberal and Labor parties keeping them perpetually in government. Read SOS-NEWS findings you need to know – http://www.sosnews.org/newsfront/?cat=174
There is a public inquiry after every federal election, although mostly kept quiet, this inquiry is looking into missing votes in WA, multi voting by individuals, people missing from AEC rolls at polling booths, and the list goes on.
Closing date for public submissions in 7th March 2014 by email to – email@example.com – have your say to install fair elections in our so called democracy. Take a look at other submissions – http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=em/elect13/subs.htm
The pensioner vote is large enough to hold the government accountable and that fact is seriously disturbing to the two major political parties.