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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

DA vs ID's

Some interesting discussion going on at NjaloNjalo and Southern Cross about the DA and the ID's.
The ID has fired back against the DA attack. ID leadership in the Eastern Cape has lodged a complaint with the Independent Electoral Commission saying the DA's broadcast advertisements mislead the public into voting for the DA. Provincial spokesperson Eric Whitaker said the ID objected to the DA's advertisement in which a woman voter claims "a vote for a smaller party is a wasted vote". Personally, I think the DA has included the ID's in it's agenda of party's to attack because it sees the DA as a threat. The ID's are becoming an alternative option to many liberal whites. It could also provide competition for the highly contested coloured vote in the Western Cape.