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Scoop Election Sweepstake Winners Announced

APOLOGIES TO EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS… The previous result announcement was fatally flawed… this one is much better… - Alastair Thompson

Scoop Election Sweepstake Winners Announced




ELECTION SWEEPSTAKE – PICK THE NUMBERS & WIN!
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00228.htm

Scoop clearly has a large number of remarkably politically astute readers. Consequently among the 200+ entries it was far from easy to decide upon the winners for our pick the result election sweepstake competition.

It is also notable that a large number of our readers picked the result far more accurately than the Scoop editorial team.

The sweepstake appears to prove that a bit of dead reckoning based on polling is better than actual polling itself.

In terms of judging the answers we decided to keep it simple and select the results with the greatest number of correct numbers in it – with priority given to those who closely picked the major party results.

Entrants please note that we decided to base the sweepstake results on the election night results rather than waiting for special votes to be counted.

Congratulations to all our winners. We will be contacting you to arrange delivery of your prizes.

For the avoidance of doubt the Judges' decision is final.

- The Scoop Team

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THE ELECTION RESULT WAS..

Labour 50
National 49
NZ First 7
Greens 6
Maori 4
United 3
ACT 2
Progressive 1

TOTAL 122 (2 seat overhang)

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OUR WINNER IS..

Andrew Kirton - Co-President - New Zealand University Students' Association
with four numbers correct including the top three

Labour50
National 49
NZ First7
Greens 9
Maori 4
ACT 0
United 2
Progressive 2

TOTAL 123 (3 seat overhang)

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WE ALSO HAVE FOUR RUNNERS UP…

John Pask
with four numbers correct & unique among our shortlist in correctly picking the ACT result

National 50
Labour 50
NZ First 6
Greens 5
United Future 5
Maori Party 4
Act 2
Progressives 1

Total 123

Tony Milne - Labour's candidate in Rakaia...
with four numbers correct

Labour 50
National 48
NZ First 8
Greens 9
Maori 4
United 3
Progressive 1

TOTAL 123 (3 seat overhang)

Philip Temple
with four numbers correct

Labour 51
National 49
Greens 6
NZ First 6
Maori Party 4
United 4
Progressive 1

Total : 121 (one Maori P. overhang)

James Ryan
six correct numbers but National and Labour off by wide margin

National 53
Labour 45
NZ First 7
Green 6
United Future 3
Maori Party 4
Progressive 1
Act 2

121 seats - Hide for Epsom....

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& WE HAVE A FAIR FEW HONORABLE MENTIONS

Justin Allen, Richard Mansfield, Calum Bennachie, Nick Marryatt, Ross Forbes, Greg Woodcock, Greg Meylan, Lee Griffiths, Jonathan Hinds, Chris Roberts, Simon Gerathy, Aaron Tuwhangai, Ben Reid, Grant McLachlan, Judy Bowen, Tim Barcode, Kate Newton, Holly Walker, Sian Bennett, Mike Treen, Gabrielle Pritchard

ENDS

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