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Who did vote for Julian Assange in the Australian elections?

by | 11th, September 2013

A placard showing WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange is set up as voters line up to fill in their ballots at a polling booth at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Australians are voting in a national election that pits a ruling party marred by infighting and a much-maligned carbon tax against a conservative opposition led by a man who has never been particularly popular and has long been polarizing. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SO. Who did vote for Julian Assange in Australian elections?

As we were told:

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, would stand a good chance of securing a Senate seat, most likely at the expense of the Greens, a new poll has found …

The UMR poll found 25 per cent of those polled would be likely to vote for Mr Assange if he ran.

He ran:

Assange stood on the Victorian Senate ticket, where his party attracted 25,667 of the primary vote, representing 1.19 per cent of the overall tally.

Who voted for him? And why?



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