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Those of us who follow the electoral efforts of the BNP know one thing is certain. The BNP never loses an election. No, elections are never lost - they are stolen by the LibLabCon conspiracy! (With the help of ZOG, world jewry, Lancaster Unity, and possibly shape-shifting lizards!)
With the landmark Euro elections only hours away they are quickly getting their excuses into the public domain in case the great breakthrough, the silent revolution, proves elusive. Again.
In the past they have aimed primarily at the failings of the relaxed postal voting system. There is some anecdotal evidence that the operation of the rules has been tightened up this year, with a higher proportion of ballots submitted being rejected. You might expect the BNP to welcome this robust defence of our democratic process - but no, they are of course convinced that it is nothing to do with protecting the security of the ballot. It's bent returning officers deliberately rejecting BNP ballots!
There is just one problem with this interpretation, which will be very obvious to anyone who has ever attended the processing of postal ballots. The acceptance (or rejection) of postal ballots takes place before the opening of the envelopes containing the actual ballot paper. So it would be impossible for any Returning Officer to single out BNP-supporting postal votes for rejection!
But this is merely a byway before we consider the BNP's new conspiracy theory. This is how the 2009 ballot will be rigged (copyright BNP 2009). Presiding Officers (the staff at the actual polling stations) will do the dirty deed. According to the BNP's own official website these people are "town hall bureaucrats who 'work' in parasite jobs created by the Labour government in order to provide their own people with well-paid easy lives at taxpayers' expense" (makes you wonder who on earth manned all those polling stations before 1997!). And at 9.30 on Thursday evening they will start tearing off dozens of ballot papers, cross off a corresponding number of names at random from the electoral register, insert votes in the appropriate (Labour) box and "stuff" the ballot box.
In theory it could be done (on a small scale). In reality this is a very serious, and deeply offensive, slur against local government staff across the nation. Because the idea that presiding officers would seek to act in this way flies in the face of sense, and any knowledge of their ethical standards. Because of the risks of crossing off someone who is dead, or away on holiday, or working away - all of which might then come to light. Because a sudden spike in turnout in a particular area would look suspicious. Because for such practice to be carried out to a degree which could affect the out-turn across an entire region would require a conspiracy on a massive and unsustainable scale.
In 2004 if Labour had somehow persuaded the Presiding Officers in 1,000 polling stations in the North West (that's a minimum of 2,000 corrupt staff) to stuff 150 extra ballot papers into each of those boxes it would have represented 150,000 fraudulent votes - over a quarter of their entire regional vote! And what impact would removing those 'fraudulent' votes have had on the result? None whatsoever! Labour would still have secured three MEPs in the region, and the BNP zero.
In other words - it's typical BNP nonsense, which is surely designed to provide the get-out clause if their performance once again fails to meet their aspirations.