Victorian voters have been bombarded with text messages from both political parties at the last minute as voting comes to a close in the state election.

Voters in fringe seats were bombarded with annoying last-minute text messages from both major parties in the Victorian election, from ‘Ditch Dan’ to ‘Don’t risk Guy’

  • ‘Ditch Dan’ texts sent to Victorian voters as the Liberal Party made the latest election bid
  • Voters are encouraged to vote against Labor Prime Minister Daniel Andrews on Saturday
  • The Labor Party sent its own texts in an attempt to convince voters to vote for the prime minister

Victorian voters have been bombarded with text messages from both political parties at the last minute as voting comes to a close in the state election.

Residents of fringe seats like Caulfield, in Melbourne’s south-east, were sent text messages reading “Ditch Dan” telling them to vote against Prime Minister Daniel Andrews on Saturday.

‘Don’t let him get away with it,’ the text reads. ‘The only way to get rid of Daniel Andrews is to vote Liberal today.’

The state director of the Victorian division of the Liberal Party, Charles ‘Sam’ McQuestin, authorized the messages.

Victorian voters have been bombarded with text messages from both political parties at the last minute as voting comes to a close in the state election.

Both Labor And Liberals Have Sent Unsolicited Text Messages To Voters (Opposition Leader Matthew Guy Pictured)

Both Labor and Liberals have sent unsolicited text messages to voters (Opposition Leader Matthew Guy pictured)

The Liberal Party Sent Voters A Text Message Telling Them That

The Liberal Party sent voters a text message telling them to “get rid of Dan” on election day Saturday.

Caulfield is currently held by Liberal incumbent David Southwick and is being contested by independent candidate Nomi Kaltmann and Labor’s Lior Harel.

Labor have also sent their own text messages to residents encouraging them to vote against opposition leader Matthew Guy.

“Don’t risk Matthew Guy, the Liberals cut boy,” the text reads.

‘He was fired. He will cut the Big Build…he cut healthcare, made war on both and shut down the TAFEs.

Some residents claimed to have received a ‘personal’ message from the Prime Minister himself.

“This is Dan Andrews,” the text read. ‘Matthew Guy has a plan for cuts. I need your help to stop the liberals. I have recorded a video message for you.

The text messages from both parties appear to have affected voters who criticized the unsolicited messages.

I am so sick and tired of spam text messages no matter who they are from and my number is on the do not call registry. I didn’t get any texts from the independent so I decided to vote for her,” one person said.

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Labor Have Also Sent Their Own Texts To Residents Encouraging Them To Vote Against Opposition Leader Matthew Guy.

Labor have also sent their own texts to residents encouraging them to vote against opposition leader Matthew Guy.

It is the latest round of text messages sent by the Labor Party after Andrews sent messages in the run-up to the election pushing forward plans to revive the State Electricity Commission.

The SEC was established in 1918, and the state government appointed ‘Electric Commissioners’ responsible for the generation and distribution of electricity throughout the state.

It was scrapped in the 1990s by Liberal Prime Minister Jeff Kennett in a decision that Andrews said had failed consumers and increased energy bills.

“Labor will win back the SEC with government-owned renewable energy, lowering energy bills and creating thousands of jobs,” read the text message sent to voters on November 14.