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Too late to convince voters now – FF Plus

2016-08-03 13:51
FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder shortly after casting his vote in Potchefstroom. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Potchefstroom - By the time voters get to the voting stations they already know who they will vote for, FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder said.

“I think it's too late to really convince the few people that came here who weren't sure what they were going to do here,” Mulder said shortly after casting his vote at the NG Gemeente Potch-Noord on Wednesday.

“By the time they arrive here, they've already decided who they are going to vote for.”

Residents asked him questions while he was waiting in the voting queue, which he answered. But, he said he did not think he convinced anyone to vote for the FF Plus who had not intended to do so.

He was confident residents in the small town knew what he and the party stood for. “The residents here know me. I've lived here for 40 years and was a professor at the university.”

There had been reports of party agents being intimidated at some voting stations across the country. Mulder said the FF Plus and small parties such as Cope were trying to ensure this did not happen.

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