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Mowing down Liberals in the streets

By johnboy 20 October 2012 31

This statement just in from the Liberal Party

Liberal Party Campaign incident statement

The ACT election day has been marred by an alleged assault outside a polling booth in Stirling.

At 9:30am this morning a white Subaru car mounted the curb outside Stirling College and ran down a sign for Liberal MLA Steve Doszpot. The driver then sped up and drove directly at a table where a disabled female volunteer was sitting, forcing the person to leap back and run to avoid being hit.

Thinking that they would be hit by the car, the volunteer was forced to run on a painful leg that they have not used for a month, before the car swerved at the last moment.

The woman driving the car then pulled up near the table and yelled abuse at the volunteer.

Although formal complaints have been lodged with the police by witnesses and by the volunteer targeted by the vehicle, the AFP told the victim of the incident that they would not take a statement until Monday or Tuesday.

The ACT Liberals have also formally reported the incident to the police and have asked that charges be pressed. They have passed on licence details and a description of the woman driving the car, who represented herself to be a lawyer.

An ACT Liberal Campaign Spokesperson said “Australian elections are dependent on volunteers who sacrifice their own time and resources. They are entitled to be treated with decency and respect.”

“I ask that the other party leaders ask their members and supporters to show greater restraint and report to police any knowledge they have of this unacceptable behaviour.”

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WillowJim 5:08 pm 22 Oct 12

PantsMan said :

Didn’t want to spoil the outcome so they omitted trhe bit about it being a Labor supporter.

So you know it was? Go on: spill the beans.

HenryBG 4:39 pm 22 Oct 12

PBO said :

Tooks said :

Although formal complaints have been lodged with the police by witnesses and by the volunteer targeted by the vehicle, the AFP told the victim of the incident that they would not take a statement until Monday or Tuesday.

Sounds like bullshit.

They have passed on licence details and a description of the woman driving the car, who represented herself to be a lawyer.

Sounds like bullshit. Either that, or they are only telling a very small part of the story.

Have to agree, anytime i have run someone down they have had their version as to why i did it.

Agreed – Tooks obviously is the voice of reason here – there could be any number of perfectly good reasons why somebody might use their car to try to run down an old biddy sitting at a card table on the footpath.
Presumably the police are right now sitting around the meeting room considering their options with regards to what charges they can lay on the old biddy for wasting police time by lodging complaints about being assaulted with a motor vehicle. Over donuts.

PBO 3:56 pm 22 Oct 12

Tooks said :

Although formal complaints have been lodged with the police by witnesses and by the volunteer targeted by the vehicle, the AFP told the victim of the incident that they would not take a statement until Monday or Tuesday.

Sounds like bullshit.

They have passed on licence details and a description of the woman driving the car, who represented herself to be a lawyer.

Sounds like bullshit. Either that, or they are only telling a very small part of the story.

Have to agree, anytime i have run someone down they have had their version as to why i did it. I simply cannot see why they would have fobbed it off to a later date, sounds like male cow poo.

If this actually happened then i think that it is a spat between 2 women and not political……or it is completly political and it is some sort or Bourne identity-like incident where that one volunteer who nearly got run down held they key or vital such and such to the election and therefore had to be eliminated in a most vehicular fashion.

I believe that the whole story sounds like the engine of the car involved: wank wank wank wank wank

bundah 2:44 pm 22 Oct 12

tim_c said :

If you threaten someone with a gun, you have your guns taken away. If you threaten someone with a car, what happens? Very little I suspect, perhaps a “Caution”?
It doesn’t matter whether the volunteer was or wasn’t meant to be there (as some ACTION drivers found a few years ago after pushing illegally stopped cars out of bus zones).

There have been instances where fire trucks have literally sideswiped and nudged numerous vehicles in narrow streets in order to get to the blaze.Mind you if i was driving a bus and some inconsiderate arseholes blocked the road i would be tempted to bulldoze them out of the way as well!

chewy14 2:34 pm 22 Oct 12

Innovation said :

switch said :

arb said :

And there was even less of it during the postal vote I did from my house a couple of weeks ago. Also no lining up. Could definitely get used to that!

Now if only we could vote via the interwebs…

I don’t understand why we can’t use the internet to vote. You can check your electoral roll listing on line if you provide sufficient details. You can even change your address on line. Given that people don’t have to provide ID when they turn up to vote, an on line voting facility that required you to provide more details, than required at the local polling booth, including full name, date of birth and full address would be more secure. They might even be able to develop a better on line program for voting than exists at the electronic booths.

I think this would be a lot more likely to result in higher levels of voter fraud.

At least if someone has to go to the polling booth in person, it makes it much less likely that it can be manipulated on a large scale.

Innovation 2:21 pm 22 Oct 12

switch said :

arb said :

And there was even less of it during the postal vote I did from my house a couple of weeks ago. Also no lining up. Could definitely get used to that!

Now if only we could vote via the interwebs…

I don’t understand why we can’t use the internet to vote. You can check your electoral roll listing on line if you provide sufficient details. You can even change your address on line. Given that people don’t have to provide ID when they turn up to vote, an on line voting facility that required you to provide more details, than required at the local polling booth, including full name, date of birth and full address would be more secure. They might even be able to develop a better on line program for voting than exists at the electronic booths.

tim_c 11:50 am 22 Oct 12

If you threaten someone with a gun, you have your guns taken away. If you threaten someone with a car, what happens? Very little I suspect, perhaps a “Caution”?
It doesn’t matter whether the volunteer was or wasn’t meant to be there (as some ACTION drivers found a few years ago after pushing illegally stopped cars out of bus zones).

switch 10:54 am 22 Oct 12

arb said :

And there was even less of it during the postal vote I did from my house a couple of weeks ago. Also no lining up. Could definitely get used to that!

Now if only we could vote via the interwebs…

arb 9:27 am 22 Oct 12

switch said :

Brianna said :

I hate voting. Running the gauntlet of people waving their papers in your face to try and entice you to vote for them. It pisses me off no end.

There was none of that at the pre-polling booth. I could get used to it.

And there was even less of it during the postal vote I did from my house a couple of weeks ago. Also no lining up. Could definitely get used to that!

switch 9:05 am 22 Oct 12

Brianna said :

I hate voting. Running the gauntlet of people waving their papers in your face to try and entice you to vote for them. It pisses me off no end.

There was none of that at the pre-polling booth. I could get used to it.

Mr Evil 10:40 pm 21 Oct 12

Probably the biggest swing the Liberals have had towards them in Weston for a long time! Sadly, I’m sure that the vote will be classed as an informal, as there is no Ms Subaru White listed as a registered voter in the ACT.

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