Five days later. It’s good that the professional journalists have got around to asking the question I did days ago:
Why doesn’t Elections Canada just check the Conservative’s voter information database (CIMS) for who queried the phone numbers used for illegal robocalls? Do you think they will, now that the National Post has told them how to investigate our national mystery?
John Ivison: Database at the heart of Conservatives’ computer system likely key to cracking robocall mystery
John Ivison Mar 5, 2012 – 5:16 PM ET
And how were the phone numbers taken from the voter list database, and given to RackNine and other firms? There are more opportunities for RCMP to trace the source. Pierre Poutine has logged into the Conservative database prior to May 3rd, 2011, this must be true.
Saskboy Mar 1, 2012 – 12:50 AM CST
I’ve sent a message to the Liberals, and Greens to bring this up with Elections Canada, and apparently it hasn’t been done or Elections Canada’s thoughts are elsewhere, other than on key evidence:
So a detailed inventory of who was using the CIMS database in the ridings allegedly hit by robocalls should narrow down the search for the culprit considerably. A spokesman for the Conservative Party said the Elections Commissioner, who is investigating the issue, has not yet asked for this information.
OMG! I could rip my hair out. That’s SO dumb!
It’s not enough that Poutine has had a whole year to cover their tracks, they now get days more than they should.
ADDED: The Star has learned that a majority of those called were born prior to 1950 and after ’46. That’s pretty specific. The ages of voters are not on Elections Canada supplied voting lists, suggesting again that a party’s voter database is behind the co-ordination of the illegal robocalls.
ADDED: March 14, 8 days later, EC is rumoured to be doing what it should have done months ago, or at least in February.