John Ferguson of The Australian has the following to relate:
The most senior members of the government have been warned that unless there is a dramatic turnaround in sentiment in the next week Mr Marshall will lose on March 19, with community anger over the way the state was reopened late last year and ongoing virus anxiety still driving the backlash. Ominously for the federal government, Scott Morrison is seen privately as a significant drag for a section of voters in SA, who will refuse to vote for Mr Marshall simply because of their distaste for the Prime Minister, sources said.
In other developments, the electoral process has also had a hiccough with the Electoral Commission having to withdraw 80 votes cast in the first hour of business at the Christies Beach pre-poll centre, owing to the fact that an old version of the electoral roll was being used. The commission now has the task of chasing down the 80 voters and getting them to vote again.
For my part, I have now added a Legislative Council guide to my election guide, although I don’t regard it as being in a fully complete state, as it’s lacking in such features as candidate photos and proper proof-reading. Those will hopefully follow at some point over the weekend.