Asset petition failure

The asset sale petition has failed, but gets a chance to top up the numbers:

Andrea Vance ‏@avancenz

The asset sales referendum bid has failed – see @NZStuffPolitics It is short by approximately 16,500 valid signatures.

“Some signatories could not be found on the electoral roll, either because they were not enrolled or because the identifying information they supplied was insufficient or illegible. Some duplicate signatures were also identified.”

The Greens says the Keep Our Assets coalition will continue to collect petition signatures

Office of the clerk says: “if the promoter wishes to resubmit the petition he has two months from today to collect additional signatures.”

That must mean a very high error rate.

Patrick Gower ‏@patrickgowernz

early estimate – 100,747 bogus signatures on Asset Sales petition

Sabotage works both ways?

Stuff: Asset sales referendum falls short

Greens quickly back into action.

Green Party NZ ‏@NZGreens 

You can help get the last signatures we need for a referendum on asset sales. Download the petition form here http://www.greens.org.nz/koa

And so are the jokers:

Gareth Richards ‏@garethmr

Greens announce a ‘single buyer of signatures’ model for their asset petition. All who generate signatures must sell them to Labour-Greens