Row over Popular Vote between PNP and PDM

first_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 17, 2017 –  The Elections Office has not yet stepped in to end the row over how the popular vote was officially split in the Turks and Caicos; meanwhile there continues to be contributions by both of the major parties on who the majority of voter support went to despite this having absolutely no bearing on the outcome of a General Election in the Turks and Caicos.National Chairman and PNP Appointed member to the House of Assembly, Royal Robinson in a statement just after the new year pointed out to the General Public and to the PDM Administration that they ought to watch their steps and deliver true change, because most of the voters did not vote for them; Hon Robinson:  “The overall final tally of the votes cast at both the individual district level, as well as that of the All Island District, show that the PDM got 48% of those votes, while those entities that included the PNP, PDA and Independents got 52%.”  Robinson called it a Pyrrhic victory, adding that the way electors voted was not in total repudiation of the PNP.On the opening of the 2017 Legal Year, PDM National Chairman and elected member for Cheshire Hall, Hon Doug Parnell chimed in with comments that say something starkly different.  He spoke to media.   “Not only is Mr. Robinson wrong on his statistics, he is not offering the PNP and his supporters any hope.  What happened is the people overwhelmingly voted for change, and if you look at the numbers in the constituencies, if you add up the constituency votes from ED1 to ED 10, the People’s Democratic Movement secured 51.3 percent I believe of the popular vote, it was a decisive victory.  Where as the PNP, in those constituencies only secured 42 percent,  or a little over 42 percent of the vote.”Magnetic Media has been in touch with the Elections Office on several occasions about this missing information; there has been no clarity offered as yet as a matter of official public record.center_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA #MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img