Are Vote Leave misleading people who are trying to register to vote online?

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Pangurban1 Tue 07-Jun-16 17:16:01

Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, is demanding an investigtion into claims Vote Leave may have misled people who are trying to register to vote. In a letter to the Electoral Commission, jointly signed with the Labour MP Stella Creasy, Morgan said:
It has come to our attention that Vote Leave appear to have paid for online advertising to ensure that their campaign website regarding registration is promoted ahead of the Government website that directly enables citizens to register to vote. The Vote Leave campaign site presents users with a form to fill in their contact details and then click on a button which clearly says ‘Register to Vote’. This website, however, does not enable people to register, and therefore could easily mislead people in to thinking that they have secured their ballot paper. By securing a ranking for this site higher than the official registration site, Vote Leave’s underhand tactics could disenfranchise citizens without their knowledge who have in good faith used this site to try to register.

Why would you have a button saying 'Register to vote'. I don't understand how it would benefit their campaign, unless they think the still unregistered voters are the ones who are registering at the last minute.

Pangurban1 Tue 07-Jun-16 17:19:40

www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2016/jun/06/eu-referendum-live-cameron-harman-leave-campaign-con-trick?page=with:block-57558793e4b0d1779f1e17e8#block-57558793e4b0d1779f1e17e8

should have linked the source for that.

to help make some sense
unless they think the still unregistered voters are more likely to vote remain and are the ones who are registering at the last minute.

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