Elections fast approaching
As I have said in my previous analysis, I see little chance of a lot changing in the election which will happen in just 47 hours.
At best the DPP will hold onto their current 3 seats and pick up Yilan, which is dead even by gangster estimates; the KMT is scrambling to hold onto Hualien and hoping that one of those splittist elements doesn't get elected, but faces only factional dangers but few challenges from the DPP.
Ninty eight people have been taken into custody in connection to vote buying during the campaign. Over 3,500 cases of vote buying related activities were reported, with investigators taking up over 2,200 of them.
I'll try to have an analysis here not only of the higher level, more prominent election results, but also the things going on at the township level.