Jonah Lomu could face $20,000 fine for breach of election rule

Jonah Lomu’s tweet on Election Day telling his 47,800 followers he has voted for national Party has led to a complaint Election Office confirmed it has received.

Lomu could face fine of up to $20,000 for breaching the rule

The New Zealand All Blacks legend tweeted:

“@johnkeypm All the best for Tonight Get in there everyone your last chance to vote and grow NZ Go “National””.

It is an offence in New Zealand to campaign on Election Day. The prohibtion applies to websites as they do to the use of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.

It is also illegal to publish anything that is likely to influence which candidate or party a person should, or should not, vote for.

All Blacks winger and fullback Israel Dagg, was also accused of breaching the election rule after he tweeted and told his more than 83,000 followers: “Just voted for @johnkeypm and the National party all the best for tonight #blueallday #National.”

Election office says investigation was underway after it received complaints.

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