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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:06 PM

More than 31 thousand Canadians notified elections Canada that they got false intel robocalls.

And the numbers keep rising. (according to ctv News at 11:00 PM). But 31,000 would not have changed the outcome of the election as you can see below.



votes in the May 2011 Canadian election:

5,832,401 Conservatives
4,508,474 NDP
2,783,175 Liberals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_2011

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Reply More than 31 thousand Canadians notified elections Canada that they got false intel robocalls. (Original post)
applegrove Mar 2012 OP
RufusTFirefly Mar 2012 #1
teddy51 Mar 2012 #2
applegrove Mar 2012 #3
Joe Shlabotnik Mar 2012 #4
CHIMO Mar 2012 #5
applegrove Mar 2012 #6
CHIMO Mar 2012 #7

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:08 PM

1. That's it? No link? No details? Just a not-all-that-helpful headline? n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:09 PM

2. Can Elections Canada deal with this? I hope the RCMP are called in to asses this bullshit election.

 

Dough Boy is going down big time if they can actually get some real time evidence that the Conservatives were involved in this.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:13 PM

3. The report said elections canada employees were being taxed by the sheer numbers

of complaints and that they would have to call in others, perhaps the rcmp, to investigate.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:14 AM

4. the RCMP commissioner is one of Harper's handpicked stooges.

So think positive, but don't hold your breath.....unless this thing is so odious that even Harper gets thrown overboard.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 05:17 AM

5. Your

Analysis leaves much to be desired!

The Conservatives obtained 39% of the votes but they have more than 50% of the seats in Parliament! If they had 39% of the seats in Parliament then we would have a minority government! A minority government!

Take the seats that the Conservatives won by small amounts and work from there. How many votes would it take to take away thirteen, 13 seats? That's all that is needed to put them in a minority government position.

The courts could call for a re-election in certain ridings. Although the Conservatives would certainly try and frustrate it until 2015.

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Response to CHIMO (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 11:40 PM

6. Peter Mansbridge just pointed out that if the robocalls resulted in fewer votes for the Liberals

or the NDP, that would mean a smaller subsidy for the parties in Ottawa. I had not thought of that angle.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:04 AM

7. Well

If you sort the ridings by the number of winning votes by each party then the Conservatives won twenty six ridings with a total cumulative win of approximately 31,000 votes. For the NDP it comes to seventeen ridings and the Liberals it is eighteen. Thus if only one party were to divert 31,000 votes and be most efficient at the task they could have shifted that many ridings.

On the other hand just 6,000 votes have given the Conservatives a majority government. Think about that! Just 6,000 votes.

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