Police won't prosecute Cunliffe – Geddis
Don’t expect to see police charge Labour leader David Cunliffe for his election day tweet, says Andrew Geddis, a University of Otago law professor.
Even if a case is brought against him, the law wasn't written for social media.
Yesterday the Electoral Commission said Mr Cunliffe likely breached the Electoral Act 1993 when he sent out a tweet supporting his party and a candidate the day of the Christchurch East byelection.
The tweet read: "If you are resident in Christchurch East don't forget to vote today - for Labour and Poto Williams."