Conspiracy-driven party bombs in New Zealand election

A conspiracy-driven party has failed to translate its popular online following into votes in the New Zealand elections, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won in a landslide. – EPA pic, October 18, 2020.

A NEW ZEALAND blues musician whose conspiracy-fuelled run for parliament prompted Facebook to remove his party’s page has been emphatically rejected by voters in the country’s general election.

Billy Te Kahika – popularly known as Billy TK – attracted millions of views on the platform but they failed to translate into votes, with his Advance New Zealand party garnering minuscule support in yesterday’s election.

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