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May 7, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
Don't let BN & the EC steal #GE14 - every vote counts. They are doing the best they can to discourage voting, and so the only appropriate response is to come out early & vote in droves.
In case you missed the dirty tricks that the incumbent government has utilised, here are the most important points, and why they matter:
1. Gerrymandering and Malapportionment by the Election Commission

This GE is gerrymandering & malapportionment on steroids. Despite the 13th Schedule of FC to ensure that the number of voters in constituencies are “approximately equal”, they have done the opposite blatantly.
Opposition voters are being packed into already-large constituencies which make a mockery of the ‘one person, one vote’ principle. Meanwhile, BN reaps the benefits of multiple markedly smaller constituencies with far fewer voters.
Research published has indicated that the latest electorate size for the 133 Parliamentary Constituencies won by BN in GE13 have an average of 48,228 voters. In stark contrast, those won by Pakatan Rakyat have over 30,000 more voters: the average is 79,436.
Why does this matter? In short, by removing opposition voters from marginal constituencies (such as P137 Bukit Katil) and putting them in opposition strongholds (P138 Kota Melaka), BN can wrest back control of some seats by weakening the opposition vote there.
Multiple objections submitted by members of the public to the EC regarding the redelineation report were ignored completely. Most importantly, all ongoing cases in the courts challenging the redelineation process have been bulldozed through and defeated as well.

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