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'If I hadn't run, many would have spoiled votes': Tan Jee Say #SGPresident #SGelections

'If I hadn't run, many would have spoiled votes': Tan Jee Say #SGPresident #SGelections

Mr Tan Jee Say, seen here with his wife Patricia (left), accepting a string of balloons from a well-wisher as he left the Bedok Stadium on Saturday night. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA By Tessa Wong, Political Correspondent Mr Tan Jee Say shrugged off suggestions that his participation in the presidential election contributed to Dr Tan Cheng Bock's loss in the race. He said those who voted for him may not necessarily have voted for Dr Tan, if it came down to a two-horse race between Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Dr Tony Tan. 'A lot of my supporters told me if I had not run, they'd have spoiled their votes so it would have made no difference. In fact, they wanted me to go in and give a real contest,' said Mr Tan Jee Say in an interview with The Straits Times. Background story 'I could have attracted votes from any of the candidates, not just Dr Tan Cheng Bock. There is no way of knowi...

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