Why we’re winning
It was all horribly depressing on Sunday. It seemed that everything was decked in National Blue. Even the fucking sky over Wellington was blue.
But then I stumbled upon this article on the stuff website. It shows that we are actually winning. Those who refused to particiate in this circus, that is.
Despite there being a slight increase in enrolled voter turnout (77% compared to 74% in 2011), the number of people who declined to enrol altogether was up from 6.6% to 8.3%. That’s twice as many people as voted for the conservatives and almost as many as voted for Winston.
So, far from being apathetic, there is a growing number of people who are prepared to break the law and risk being fined $100 for their political beliefs that voting doesn't change anything. Maybe it’s the start of a movement...