Gympie accountant denies vote-tampering allegation

Clive Palmer has blamed Mr Khan, whom he described as an LNP member, saying he might have been able to access votes stored in the building.
Clive Palmer has blamed Mr Khan, whom he described as an LNP member, saying he might have been able to access votes stored in the building.

GYMPIE accountant Shahid Khan has denied a vote-tampering allegation, based on his ownership of a building rented by the Australian Electoral Commission.

Controversial federal election candidate Clive Palmer last night looked to be on track to achieve the victory he has said is impossible.

Mr Palmer blamed Mr Khan, whom he described as an LNP member, saying he might have been able to access votes stored in the building.

Mr Palmer told The Australian newspaper that he could not possibly win the seat, because of an allegedly corrupt electoral system.

Although Mr Palmer's vote lead is expected to narrow as counting continues, he was last night more than 1000 votes ahead of his only rival, the LNP's Ted O'Brien.

Mr Khan told the website the allegations were "outrageous" and the AEC denied any security issues.

Mr Khan denied being an LNP member and described himself as being a swinging voter who would support those he thought would do the best job.

Mr Palmer criticised "a staggering lack of security around votes" and said: "There is no way I will win based on voting irregularities."

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