Peter Crisp added 12 votes to his total today with Ali Cupper adding 11 votes, Cupper now leads by 239 votes. The public are becoming confused as the vote count slows to a dribble.

The outcome of the Mildura seat may be days away yet with final postal votes to be counted, the actual number of votes yet to be counted still being a mystery. Given the closeness of the count there may be a recount to ensure all votes have been counted acurately and that all votes disqualified have been correctly discounted.

Either way the winner must consider themselves lucky to hold the seat and will need to work extremely hard to maintain the faith of the people.