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Widespread corruption alters Qld election result. Welfare vote could keep ALP in power

Voters line up at the Bamaga polling booth on November 25. The outcome of this result has been challenged due to the local returning officer taking home two boxes of uncounted ballot papers.

by staff writers

Election candidates, booth workers and scrutineers again have reported widespread corruption similar to that reported at the 2012 and 2015 state elections run by the dodgy Electoral Commission of Queensland.

Booth workers across the state claim the Labor Party and unions have infiltrated to ECQ to such an extent there is no possibility of this government department carrying out a state election to deliver a clean result.

In the Far North an onslaught against conservative political parties began in earnest at least eight weeks ago.

Many hundreds of election signs erected by party supporters were reported damaged or stolen from roadsides and private property. At an estimated cost of $8 for a corflute sign and $3 for a wooden stake, the financial loss to candidates was crippling.

Candidates have blamed the ALP and the crocodile lovers for the sign thefts. Cairns News hopes the croc shaggers and the militant Labor trench-coaters are soon devoured by the explosion of dangerous crocs infesting human habitats.

One Nation and Katters Australian Party were hard hit by sign thieves who struck in the middle of the night.

Booth workers across Cape York Peninsula reported ALP posters being left in polling booths at indigenous communities, ALP-aligned scrutineers accompanying indigenous voters into booths and actually filling out their ballot papers, with a lead pencil, naturally.

A Kowanyama booth worker reported Labor supporters telling indigenous voters on  their way to the booth to vote only for the Labor candidate or they would lose their pensions and dole (sit down money).

Meanwhile we are advised the counting continues at the Cook electorate office where Labor candidate Cynthia Lui has a slim lead over One Nation candidate Jen Sackley and KAP candidate Gordon Rasmussen. This is occurring in spite of the questionable Bamaga ballot box being included in the count.