Hone's final total makes mockery of Mainstream media's 1% prediction
Harawira's lead grows after final vote count
Hone Harawira's winning majority in Te Tai Tokerau by-election has risen by more than 200 after a final count of ballot papers. Official results released by Electoral Commission today show Mr Harawira gained 6,065 votes to 4,948 for Labour's Kelvin Davis - a majority of 1117.
Turns out the brainfart telephone polls the mainstream media use to manipulate public opinion rather than represent it that declared Hone was only ahead by 1% weren't just a little bit out, they were well and truly out. The final numbers are in and Hone won not by 1% as the mainstream media parroted, he actually won it by 9%!
Despite middle class foghorn Russell Brown's Osama Bin Laden smear, despite 4 unprecedented anti-Hone editorials in the NZ Herald, despite Guyon Espiner from TVNZ predicting it for Kelvin, despite the bias of Duncan Garner, despite the bias of Government propagandist David Farrar, despite Russell Norman's attack on Mana, despite the Labour Party machine, despite the Maori Party machine, despite Cameron Slater who claimed that Mana would never launch or win (by the way Cam - you now owe me $200 pay up on our bet you deadbeat convicted criminal), despite John Key supporting Kelvin - DESPITE ALL OF THAT - Hone and Mana won!
And he won by 9%!
If National beats Labour by 9% there's no way the mainstream media would say that was winning by a whisker, it would be described as a landslide.
The bias against Hone and Mana is because the corporate media loath the poor and have zero interest in their aspirations, the mainstream baby boomer media do not understand that Mana is a class party with a far larger reach than race and that is why they won't comprehend the kingmaker role Mana could play in the election.
The reality is (as I pointed out on last years TVNZ7 Backbenchers predictions show) that Mana provides the left with their first narrative of how the left beats John Key, David Farrar has finally admitted I am right and that election will be much closer than the mainstream media have pretended while Chris Trotter paints the picture of what happens when National lose.
It's time to accept that the election is much closer than the mainstream media are still pretending it will be.