In the current NSW Election, the rural seats we are specifically targeting enjoy massive margins which is part of the problem. CountryMinded endorsed candidates are a safe place for people to store their vote if they share our concern about the performance of the Nationals.
The Labor Party’s primary vote is so low that if Labor out polled CountryMinded endorsed candidates and all our preferences went to Labor, Labor would still not win. However, if the CountryMinded endorsed candidate out polls Labor preferences flow to the CountryMinded candidate, the CountryMinded endorsed candidate may win.
The ultimate goal is to improve rural and regional political advocacy and a serious challenge that erodes the margin by which these seats is held helps regardless of who wins.