Hard-working federal Liberal MP in regional New South Wales Joanna Gash has had to close an online poll on her website soliciting the views of voters in her electorate after it was rigged and corrupted by same-sex marriage militants who mobilised from around the world to manipulate the results using tactics that appear to include a form of hacking.
Ms Gash told VEXNEWS that sheâ€™d put the poll up â€œin good faithâ€ following the passage a House of Representatives motion encouraging MPs to solicit the electorateâ€™s views on same-sex marriage and explained it was â€œannoying and disappointing that outsiders from particular groups had manipulated the poll.â€
Normally a poll on the MPâ€™s site might attract a couple of hundred constituents expressing a view on issues, in this case the poll was made useless by those attempting to corrupt it. Itâ€™s not possible to discern who the local votes are from the poll.
One observer of the poll explained to VEXNEWS that â€œauto-votingâ€ computer bots had been used to generate a huge number of votes in favour.
A search on Twitter â€“ displayed here â€“ reveals that many dozens of Twitter accounts including many from overseas were engaged in urging same-sex marriage activists to vote in the MPâ€™s online poll.
And the effect is clear. In the wee hours of Saturday morning from ten to one through to one thirty am nearly two hundred votes were cast in favour of changing the definition of marriage. a rate of 4.5 votes per minute, a level of highly suggestive of some computer bot manipulation.