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Aug 14, 2013

WikiLeaks keeping fingers crossed for Senate preference miracle

Is there any chance at all for Julian Assange to sit on the red leather (provided he escapes the Ecuadorian embassy, of course)?

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Julian Assange

Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks Party will have to borrow from the preference playbook of Crikey founder Stephen Mayne if it is to stand any chance of ascending to the Senate in Victoria on September 7.

Senate group voting tickets are due to be released on Saturday in Victoria, and with an bulging slate of parties likely to appear on the ballot, frenzied mobile calls are being made to lock in preference deals that will decide whether a minor party can trump the majors and keep the bastards honest.

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5 thoughts on “WikiLeaks keeping fingers crossed for Senate preference miracle

  1. Jon thinks...

    Should Mr Assange emerge from his Ecuadorian hidey-hole, would we not be obliged to extradite him to the US? One can only hope so.

  2. bluey50

    “Jon thinks”, you make a controversial point without any supporting argument on a topic that’s not too closely related to the article you’ve commented on.

    Pretty close to trolling, really.

  3. David Jackmanson

    There’s a fourth flaming hoop, after a potential victory: Either Assange has to get to Australia by early September 2014, or Cannold has to get appointed by the Victorian Parliament. While the State Parliament cannot appoint someone from a different party, they *can* refuse to appoint a replacement for Assange at all.

    http://ausvotes2013.com/2013/08/12/so-what-actually-happens-if-julian-assange-gets-elected-to-the-senate/

  4. Meemo Eldin

    “Jon thinks”, you make a controversial point without any supporting argument on a topic that’s not too closely related to the article you’ve commented on.

    Pretty close to trolling, really.

    Judging from the content of the post, also close to having little to no grasp of the facts of even that topic.

  5. Radguy

    [upload the redacted results to the global transparency portal.]

    You’ll keep Andrew. LOL!

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