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."

 

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