Tagged: Robocall

High noon is approaching

RackNine had assigned internal numbers to different customers. It designated the account for Pierre Poutine – who also called himself Pierre Jones – as #93. It assigned #45 to the account used by Mr. Prescott to arrange automated campaign calls for the Burke campaign.

Computer logs, Mr. Mathews reported, “at a minimum … mean that client #93 used the same computer as did client #45” to access RackNine services over the Internet.

-Guelph Tory campaign staffers discussed misleading robo-calls, Globe and Mail

You know, the moment is fast approaching where the evidence will be conclusive enough that there will be no doubt the Conservative Party of Canada engaged in wide-spread, coordinated election fraud. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that strategy of cheating changed the results of the election. When that moment arrives, based on past behaviour, the Conservative Party will shrug its shoulders and say “so what. Whatcha going to do about it?”

And Canadians, all Canadians, will have to make that choice on what they’re going to do about it. Doing nothing is also a choice. One with repercussions.

This moment is coming.

It’s coming faster than you think.

Two must-read articles on #robocon

Number one, which comes via Stephen Gordon:

Simon Fraser University’s Anke Kessler has dug deeper into Elections Canada’s poll-level database, and she has found that in ridings where robocalls have been reported, polling stations that voted predomininantly non-Conservative in the 2008 election saw greater-than-average drops in voter turnout in 2011.

There’s a caveat:

It is important to note that my findings in no way can ‘prove’ whether misconduct or an illegal act has occurred.

That’s right. It’s just a correlation. However, here’s where the second article comes in, Stephen Lauten’s The Robocall Smoking Gun. Lot of insight, but here’s the gist:

The pattern of deception – throw-away cell phones paid for by cash-purchased credit cards, etc. – show the people behind the voter suppression fraud knew what they were doing was highly illegal and went to great efforts to not get caught.