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New Federal Court evidence appears to back up claims of misdirecting voters in last election

Published on December 16, 2012 by in Home

 

By TIM NAUMETZ 
The Hill Times Online
 

PARLIAMENT HILL—Evidence in a Federal Court challenge of the results in six ridings from the 2011 federal election appears to back up claims from a key witness that she believed she was misdirecting voters while passing on poll location changes as a telephone caller for the Conservative Party’s principal voter-contact firm.

Transcripts of election day calls, by Annette Desgagné, who first went public with her concerns after a Postmedia News report last February of an investigation into fraudulent voter messages in the Guelph, Ont., electoral district, show Ms. Desgagné, reading from a voter contact script prepared by the Conservative Party, could have given incorrect information to voters at two addresses in the Winnipeg riding of Elmwood-Transcona, Man.

The transcripts were filed in Federal Court by the Conservative Party’s legal team as part of a final argument, summing up facts and evidence, as courtroom hearings in the case were set to begin on Monday, Dec. 10. MORE

 
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