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26-10-2018, 22:00   #5191
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Higgins first count if true
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26-10-2018, 22:03   #5192
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We have local, national and European elections at least every 5 years.

Do you understand our political practices?
Yes, I do.

Tell me how many parties or individuals running in those contests mentioned, much less criticized, the enormous social welfare gravy train that will eventually run this nation off a cliff.
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26-10-2018, 22:04   #5193
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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/poli...77340?mode=amp

Paywall Andbut relevent bit in headline anyway

"Michael D Higgins on course for decisive first-count victory as Peter Casey surges into second place"
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26-10-2018, 22:05   #5194
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https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1026/10...ial-exit-poll/

Astonishing performance by Casey if true.

His vote is more than Labour ever got (possible exception of 1922). His vote is more than SF ever got, than the PDs, than PBP, than Democratic Left, than any other party other than FF or FG.

From 2% to 20% in less than two weeks.

I didn't believe he could get more than 10%, this is astonishing.
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From 2% to 20% in less than two weeks.

Probably very depressing to hear if you're an ordinary Traveller.
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A RTÉ exit poll conducted by Red C suggests Michael D Higgins is on course to be re-elected President, with the polling figures suggesting he will receive 58.1% of the first preference votes.

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The exit poll also suggests that businessman Peter Casey will get 20.7% of the first preference vote.

It suggests Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada will get 7.4%, with 6.3% for Senator Joan Freeman.

The poll suggests businessman Seán Gallagher is on 5.5% and businessman Gavin Duffy on 2.0%.
Freeman 6.3%
Duffy 2%

71.1% indicating they voted Yes,

counting starts at 9am
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26-10-2018, 22:07   #5197
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What is astonishing about it? Shout populist ****e and watch people cling onto it?
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26-10-2018, 22:07   #5198
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Not true. But stick with it.

Next you can tell us how there was a queue of people at 1 station, all wearing Casey badges, you spoke to 2 old ladies at another who said they'd voted Labour all their life but have had enough of travellers coming in to our country and taking all the jobs so this time are voting for Casey. At the next one you voted at, you were able to overhear someone filling in their ballot paper were able to make out the numbers they were writing on by the sound of their pen and going by the order on the paper you are sure Casey got #1.
Quite true, actually.

I don’t know why you need to be so rude and make such an absurd personal attack. Terrible anger.

We’ll see shortly, I predict a strong second for Casey. He has tapped into a reservoir of strong public feeling by speaking plain truths.
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Astonishing performance by Casey if true.

His vote is more than Labour ever got (possible exception of 1922). His vote is more than SF ever got, than the PDs, than PBP, than Democratic Left, than any other party other than FF or FG.

From 2% to 20% in less than two weeks.

I didn't believe he could get more than 10%, this is astonishing.
I wouldn’t get that excited about it. Random things happen in presidential elections; bandwagons build behind unlikely candidates...
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I wouldn’t get that excited about it. Random things happen in presidential elections; bandwagons build behind unlikely candidates...
Just look at Seanie G last time out
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Incredible result from Casey. He defied the dogma.

His comments and brave stand thereon made rather than hurt his campaign, vindicating them.
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Sad night if you're a Traveller.
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Seismic result. Contrasting this with the poor poll results from the likes of Renua this shows that there is a substantial right wing support out there as long as it isn't hijacked by Catholic fundamentalists.
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Sad night if you're a Traveller.

Repeating something doesn't make it true.
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Seismic result. Contrasting this with the poor poll results from the likes of Renua this shows that there is a substantial right wing support out there as long as it isn't hijacked by Catholic fundamentalists.

Yeah strangely many on the right won't entertain homophobia or sexism, they aren't religious or against abortion but have a really big issue with non Irish people.
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