Bolton delivers ballot blow as CA finds unlikely ally

LABOR Candidate for Grey, Karin Bolton, was the first mini winner of the 2019 Federal Election, claiming out the second spot on the ballot paper behind the Animal Justice Party’s Jacqui Edgecombe.

It gives Ms Bolton, one of three major players the upcoming election, an early advantage over rivals, Rowan Ramsey (Liberal) and Andrea Broadfoot (Centre Alliance), who drew positions six and seven respectively on the eight-candidate ticket.

One Nation candidate, David Stone, claimed third position, Indpendent Richard Carmody was fourth, followed by United Australia Party candidate, Alexander Warren in fifth.

Greens candidate, Candace Champion, lobbed in eight place.

Ms Broadfoot claimed her low position on the ballot paper in 2016 was one of the contributors to her defeat.

However, sitting just one position below Mr Ramsey and given she is also likely to get most of Ms Bolton’s Labor preferences in the two party preferred stakes, means her low draw may not be the disadvantage it could have been.

Also surprisingly falling in Ms Broadfoot’s favour is the stunning revelation she would be preferenced above Mr Ramsey on the One Nation how to vote cards.

In fact, One Nation’s how to vote cards list preferencing Independent, Richard Carmody in second place, Ms Broadfoot in third, and Labor’s Karin Bolton in
fourth.

Mr Ramsey is in the fifth position, ahead of UAP’s Mr Warren and Green Ms Champion.

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