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Hard News: The positive option of Red Peak

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  • Ross Mason,

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    THE FLAG VOTE IS OUT. THE FLAG VOTE IS OUT.
    THE FLAG VOTE IS OUT. THE FLAG VOTE IS OUT.

    It’s……
    Something unexpected….

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/the-flag-debate/75026794/live-new-zealand-flag-referendum-result

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Informal (protest) votes came 3rd.
    1 in 7 current New Zealanders chose the top option.

    no realistic chance of change. Aussies get a free pass to beat us to it (thanks Johnboy). #meh

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • izogi, in reply to Sacha,

    1 in 7 current New Zealanders chose the top option.

    Even a figure that high depends on interpretation, given it took 4 counts to reach that many. Anyone who ranked this option anything but 5th is counted in that final number.

    Also, voters were asked to rank their preferences between the options provided. They weren’t asked if they preferred any of them more than the current flag.

    I’m figuring the second referendum's result will probably correlate with its turnout. (Maybe this alternative will win if there’s a low turnout.) Still, it’s risky to make assumptions about why anyone votes the way they do, though. Like an election, a referendum only counts votes, not reasons.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to izogi,

    True. Note that I was counting the whole population, not just registered voters. I figure that may even out the factors you identify.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell, in reply to izogi,

    Not quite, everyone who voted for the runner up before the winner is in the 49.5% number

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2622 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    By hook or crook, The faux flag gets all the advertising . Saatchi & Saatchi would be proud, Julie Christie must be.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    ...and in breaking news the All Blacks© have dumped their Coke© sponsorship, with Pepsi© the new flavour of the moment...
    They had a chance to do something useful by backing away from the Sugar Barons but just changed sugar-daddies instead.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    just changed sugar-daddies instead.

    Yes, it seem everyone's a hooker these days.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

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