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Vote Early and Vote Often – “Power Without Glory” – Frank Hardy

June 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Australian Labor Party, Campaigning, Democracy, Electoralism, Means and Ends, Political Fiction, Politics, Power

The helpers were thugs and hangers-on, members of Snoopy Tanner’s gang or the mobs with which Sugar Renfrey, Ron Lassiter and others had surrounded themselves. They distributed election manifestos and leaflets, and sometimes intimidated electors or opponents: occasionally this intimidation took the form of physical violence. In pre-selection ballots for safe Labor seats these men were always active. They had developed some interesting techniques. Their motto was “Vote early and vote often”.

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