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Our deputy mayor's US vote to stop Trump

FOR the good of mankind, Fraser Coast deputy mayor George Seymour is doing his best to enrol to vote in his native United States, against presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The left-leaning councillor wants to drop his vote in the ballot box in the United States to help stop Mr Trump from reaching the White House.

RELATED: Poll reveals 67% against Trump as US president

"Donald Trump is the worst major candidate ever," Cr Seymour said.

"He is the worst choice for mankind."

If you lived in the states would Trump get your vote?

This poll ended on 08 June 2016.

Current Results

Yes, I believe he is a good businessman and would do a good job running the country


No way, he has no idea about politics


I'm uncertain at this stage


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Cr Seymour, who holds British, American and, since 2003, Australian citizenship, moved Down Under with his family when he was 14 years old.

He hails from California.

American media has reported Hillary Clinton has become the Democrat Party's presidential nominee.

Thousands of kilometres away from America's political arena, Cr Seymour hopes to throw his postal support behind Mrs Clinton to thwart Mr Trump.

"Presidents try and work out conflict, not inflame it like Trump does," the deputy mayor said.

"It's very scary - he's a narcissist and a danger to world peace.

"It's something out of fiction."

Cr Seymour is the latest person to criticise Mr Trump for his divisive comments on immigration, Hispanics and women.

In April Mr Trump said the "woman's card" was the only thing "she's (Ms Clinton) got going".

"If Hillary Clinton were a man, don't think she'd get 5% of the vote," he said.

The deputy mayor said he planned to enrol to vote in November's US election (where voting is not compulsory) to have his say on the next leader of the free world.

"Either Hillary or Bernie would make a great president," he said.

United States Ambassador to Australia John Berry recently released a video calling on Americans living in Australia to "do your duty" and sign up to vote.

"It's our sacred duty to participate in the election of our representatives," Mr Berry said.

"Many people have fought for the right to vote and this is your chance living in Australia to continue to fulfil that obligation."

Also holding English citizenship, Cr Seymour is at odds with former London mayor Boris Johnson about England exiting the European Union, or "Brexit".

"I think they should stay in the European Union - it's much better to be a part of the system," Cr Seymour said.

Despite a quiet chuckle, Cr Seymour would not comment on perceived similarities between the United States election and the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

PS: Comment has been sought from Mr Trump's campaign team.

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