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Oct 2, 2019

PM Barrow: “Voter shenanigans if you will is like the poor it will be with us always.”

According to PM Barrow, padding of the voters’ list, which he described as ‘voter shenanigans,’ will always be with us.

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“This is how far things go and life is real and I think we must be honest. People who are determined register at an address in which they don’t live they get their ducks in a row. When the registering officer goes to try to authentic or verify that applicant A lives at a particular address, applicant A has already arranged things with the homeowner or with the neighbors and they say yes applicant A does live here. I am not sure what you can do about that. You are going to continue to have both sides and a number of individual running red lights is again I think an unchangeable fact of our political system and political landscape.”

 

Reporter

“Because the people will have to change.”

 

Dean Barrow

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Well right because it will have to be the electorate is going to be in that regard so honest that nobody that I live in Queen Square when in fact I live in Caribbean Shores. That is perfection. That is perfect virtue and I don’t think such a thing exist in this world.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Yes but someone can argue that it’s the politician driving house padding, phantom voters because they will get someone to get in their constituency, set up a house, register you there so you can vote for me when elections comes.”

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Well, again look you have in an awkward position because I can’t disagree with you that in terms of the intentions of the system and the rationale for the system that it should not happen but I will continue to tell you that it has happened from time in memorial. Look that kind of voter shenanigans if you will is like the poor it will be with us always.”


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