Friday, March 16, 2012
Where are we? Well, right across the country. Only now, instead of just watching the TV news and wondering about the veracity of the reports, you can go look for yourself at archived comments that were posted one and two days before the last federal election.
Starting with the statement from the Chief Electoral Officer, then moving on to the digging done by one of The Gazetteers readers we move out of Guelph completely.
From the online comments of two people posted on 30 April 2011 and 1 May 2011 we have Halifax, Nova Scotia originated calls from the Conservative Party of Canada that went out to Fredricton, New Brunswick and to Mission, British Columbia.
Not robocalls - live calls. In both cases the caller attempted to mislead voters by announcing a change in voting location.
Does the thought, "centrally coordinated national voter-suppression strategy" start to drift through your brain?