As I’d suspected MORE THAN A MONTH AGO, we’re looking at a coverup at the Conservative Party headquarters. March 6th was five days after I’d already explained to some political parties how Elections Canada investigators could quickly get to the bottom of the RoboCon election fraud by reviewing audit logs in CIMS. Instead, I had to figuratively tear my hair out while I read stories of Conservative-friendly call centres “reviewing” tapes of calls to assist investigators, and statements by the CPC that EC had not yet asked for backup tapes for CIMS circa May 2, 2011.
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: March 14, 8 days later, EC is rumoured to be doing what it should have done months ago, or at least in February.
And a month later the public learns of the coverup attempt, thanks to the Ottawa Citizen. Fortunately, RackNine’s Meier has fingered a man at a Rogers IP address, potentially because of a cookie associated with both Poutine/Jones’ account, and a legitimate account. This man is allegedly (according to Brian LaRue) Andrew Prescott, who had a legit account at RackNine. So while the coverup at CPC headquarters may momentarily save the conspirator(s) located there, it cannot save Pierre Poutine, because the suspect list is very narrow. There are not many people at the CPC Guelph campaign who can be blamed for not submitting ANY RackNine expense claims, and it’s down to Prescott’s word against the campaign manager and accountant’s words about why the legit RackNine expenses did not get submitted to EC. Also on the hook in Ottawa will be system administrators who could have modified the CIMS database records.
I think this portion of today’s article is most enlightening, and maybe Stephen Lautens would agree?:
[Chris] Rougier was a key member of the target seat team, working directly under campaign manager Jenni Byrne, acting as a liaison with vendors providing telephone services to the campaign.
[…]The call from Rougier’s phone to RackNine is the only one the party has failed to explain in detail to reporters, in spite of repeated requests.
“He called to set up legitimate dials,” DeLorey said last week. “As I said in the past, we used RackNine for legitimate calls during the campaign.”
The fact that Elections Canada is making inquiries about activities in the Conservative war room appears to conflict with the conclusion of an internal probe, led by Conservative party lawyer Arthur Hamilton, who was asked by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to get to the bottom of the matter.
Hamilton, a veteran who handled the party’s legal business in the In and Out elections-spending affair and the Helena Guergis scandal, is said to have concluded that no party workers outside of Guelph are implicated, a point that party representatives repeatedly emphasize.
In other RoboCon news, or rather gossip, Brian LaRue has not been heard from online, in days. Personally, I’m worried he’s having serious health complications from his illness and recent surgery. I’m hoping he’s resting and recovering, but I’m starting to fear it’s something worse.
ADDED: Brandon has more questions for Elections Canada and the media to uncover answers to.
Yes, you read that right – the tightly controlled CIMS logs have blank spaces in their records.
I think that gets to go down firmly in the ‘WTF’ category.
But, more importantly, it begs the question: “Who had the clearance necessary to delete information from secure CIMS logs?”
Certainly not some low-level grunt, that’s for sure.
Yes, we’re looking for a top hot dog to go with a side of Poutine. Would you like election fraud with that order?
ADDED: You can’t fool Dr. Dawg. He said the same things I’d been saying for days, before even he said them.
My prescription is a Royal Commission.