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Crisp’s tough fight

MILDURA’S representation in State Parliament could be on a knife-edge tonight as the Nationals’ sitting member Peter Crisp fights for his political life.

POSITIVE APPROACH: Peter Crisp on election eve at the pre-poll centre on Eighth Street. Picture: Louise Donges

Candidates for the seat say the result is too close to call, with independent candidate Ali Cupper likely to be the incumbent’s greatest threat.

Should the result be as close as forecast, the city’s next state representative may not be known until mid-next week after the counting of a record number of pre-poll votes – as much as 30 per cent – which will not be tallied until Monday.

Ms Cupper yesterday said she believed the poll would be close, but remained optimistic ahead of today’s election.

“We’re hoping for a great result and hopefully we’ve won some hearts and minds,” she said.

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