This story might have been nothing; just a bit of speculation as Robert Peden said on One News tonight. But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out there was a leak in the counting of the special votes in Waitakere.
Then there is North Shore. I paid particular attention to North Shore, partly because I had money via iPredict where I short sold Maggie Barry's majority being more than Wayne Mapp's was in 2008. There were many reasons, I thought, why Barry would not beat Mapp's majority.
On election night I was in the money. But check out the chart for the stock from about 5 December (below).
iPredict encourages insider trading but the critical thing here is that all trading on election results was suspended on polling day; I guess to stop this very thing. No such prohibiton applied to the special voting period.
It probably should have.
5 December spike in North Shore majority stock on iPredict.