Electoral commission considers sending bizzare emails targetting Kristy McBain to the Australia Federal Police


Kristy McBain says she's not been put off by the emails, the AEC is considering sending them to the Australian Federal Police. 

The Australian Electoral Commission is considering whether to send a series of bizarre emails slandering the Labor candidate in the Eden Monaro by-election, to the Australian Federal Police.

The fifth in a series of emails has been distributed over the last 24 hours to email addresses both within and outside the electorate.

The bizarre emails make reference to George Pell, the bushfires, drought and in the latest email, COVID 19 and issue an instruction for people to vote for the Liberal candidate.

The Liberal candidate Fiona Kotvojs has previously condemned the emails.

The Australian Electoral Commission says its legal team is looking at the matter and will make a decision as to whether the emails should be referred to the AFP.

Labor candidate and former Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Kristy McBain, says the emails have not been a distraction  and she's focusing on campaigning and advocating for the region, hard hit by bushfires, drought and now COVID 19. 

Voters will go to the polls on July 4. The by-election was called after the resignation of Labor's Mike Kelly due to ill-health.