LEN BROWN WINS BY LANDSLIDE! Seachange for Auckland
Len Brown wins Super City election
Len Brown has won the contest to be the first Mayor of the Auckland Super City.
The Manukau Mayor beat his rival Auckland City Mayor John Banks with about 95 per cent of the votes counted.
Mr Brown polled 221,167 votes, compared to 161,167 votes for Mr Banks, a victory by 60,198 votes, according to the first progress result declared after the polls closed at midday.
It's a landslide, a god damned landslide. The seachange in Auckland is back to the left, 2011 is on and the brainfart cheapo public opinion telephone polls the mainstream media rely on claiming the race was originally so close can now be called into question.
The exit polls told a completely different story to the brainfart cheapo public opinion telephone polls claiming the two were neck and neck which also now calls into question the very same brainfart cheapo public opinion telephone polls claiming National has over 50% of the vote. Conservative public opinion is what is being reflected in those public opinion polls, not the total public opinion for reasons such as landline vs cellphone calls and weighting issues.
John Banks said he could prevent Len Brown from replicating South Auckland if only Central Aucklanders would get and and vote. Well I live in Central Auckland John, and I didn't vote for your race baiting crap you sad old fart, go back to watching Paul Henry in the mornings for election strategy.
Well done Len, now for the real work, to stop National and ACT's corporate chums appointed to the CCO's from privatizing Auckland's assets.
A great day for Aucklanders who want a diverse city that doesn't stoop to cheap racist divisive politics as represented by John Banks.
I really want Bill Ralston and Michelle Boag to stay on advising the National Party election strategy for 2011.