The Australian Greens have welcomed a decision today by the Australian Electoral Commission to re-count the all formal above-the-line WA Senate vote, following the Greens’ appeal last week.
“We congratulate the AEC for doing what people across the Australian political spectrum have called for and consider reasonable,” Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said.
“With such a marginal result, and a number of anomalies in some batches of the vote, this was the only sensible decision.
“The Australian Greens will get a team of scrutineers together to oversee the re-count and invite other parties to do likewise.”
The Australian Greens are concerned that the Electoral Commission has said it would not count below-the-line votes.