Federal leader of the Palmer United Party Clive Palmer has said that despite finishing last day counting 36 votes ahead of his LNP opponent Ted O’Brien and the likelihood of an automatic recount, he will continue to pursue the AEC and push for reform.
“I will continue to fight to hold the AEC accountable as they’ve shown themselves to be greatly incompetent with no transparency,” Mr Palmer said.
“We will be highlighting the many discrepancies we’ve uncovered in the Court of Disputed Returns.
“The ballots have no security and the AEC is a national disgrace that needs to be heavily scrutinised.
“A full review of Australia’s voting system is required – our right to a transparent democracy demands it.
“Palmer United Party has recorded an enormous result nationally and particularly in Queensland.
“We will be particularly turning our attention to Queensland and challenging the terrible performance of Campbell Newman and his government.”