Lawrence Martin was really close to having an outstanding article about the 2011 election fraud. Unfortunately he doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of the evidence against the Conservative Party of Canada, despite listing some of it in the words of the unlovable election goat Michael Sona. Martin slipped by claiming the proof isn’t close to being established. Contrary to that position are heaps of production orders pointing to the Conservatives’ CIMS database, and computer contact made with Racknine by a Conservative campaign worker who had access to that database, and Andrew Prescott’s account password late at night. Since Prescott didn’t upload to Racknine any other time we’re aware of, it stands to reason that he was at the controls while the mysterious Pierre Poutine was there as well. Otherwise, why did he get paid by the Conservatives?
If there was a widespread centrally co-ordinated effort aimed at vote-rigging, it would constitute one of the biggest political scandals the country has seen. But proof is far from being established.
Why can’t investigators learn who downloaded the phone list of non-Conservative voters in Guelph (and elsewhere) from CIMS? Well, we’ve been told that information was mysteriously destroyed by the Conservatives. Seems clean and ethical, eh? Maybe Fair and Balanced also? So why is Martin pulling punches by saying the proof is far from being established? Proof isn’t found in charges, it’s found in evidence. Worse, he then trots out the Conservative misdirection that Liberals fined by the CRTC are some how related to the misdirecting Poutine robocalls.