Is the ultimate goal of the Robocall pile-on and Vilileaks-type attacks to overturn the results of the last election?
Ezra Levant offers his insight in one of his best rants ever!
(H/T Blazing Cat Fur)
Please pay special attention to his references of alleged actions taken by Elections Canada.
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And Jean-Pierre Kingsley defines the conditions under which by-elections would be called:
In older for a by-election to be called, an elector in a specific riding would have to prove to a federal judge that the number of electors affected by the robocalls was greater than the number of votes that separated the winner and the second-place candidate.
“If you’re able to demonstrate that, the judge will say a by-election must be called,” Kingsley said.
“This is so serious that when the judgement is made, if you want to appeal that, you have eight days, that’s all. And then it goes to the Supreme Court of Canada directly, and they must deal with it expeditiously.”
It is in the best interests of the Conservative Party to get to the bottom of this matter as soon as possible. The question is, how long will it actually take to do so?
And in whose best interests is it to drag this out? I would be pointing a finger at the media party, and opposition and third-party donation-machines.
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“Who’s calling?” “The Conservatives.” – Jason Lietaer:
Goodness knows Elections Canada will let us know of progress, either through official channels or through Postmedia, as it is wont to do.
Even if there were robocalls, Stephen Harper won fair and square – L. Ian MacDonald, Gazette
CPC won 2011 election fair n’ square, yet media & opposition “stuck” – Crux of the Matter
That “voter suppresion” ATIP from Elections Canada – Lilley’s Pad:
“There was no conduct reported that would bring into question the integrity of the election result overall or the result in a particular riding. Although misconduct was reported in several ridings, there is no complaint that it affected the final result. There is some speculation in the media that the dirty tricks may have affected the result in some close contests.”
With supporting documentation.
Boris Wrzesnewskyj Asks For A Do-Over – Phantom Observer