Sunday, March 25, 2012
Is thomas mulcair the legitimate leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition? Apparently lots of dippers were thwarted in their attempts to vote. The dippers have promised an investigation. culler's campaign manager says cullen was hurt by this voter suppression. Clearly online voting is not a good idea except for American Idol. We don’t know exactly how many members of the New Democratic Party had their votes in their party’s leadership election on Saturday nullified, as did the victims in the robocalls scandal in last year’s federal election. We do know that some New Democrats were either deprived of their right to vote or discouraged from exercising it by long delays in voting that resulted from an external cyber-attack on the party’s computers. When even a single voter has his or her vote nullified, it’s one too many, and it affects the results of the election. In this case, enough such votes went uncast and uncounted that the campaign manager for candidate Nathan Cullen said it was “a huge problem for our campaign.” Anyway, Cullen’s campaign didn’t challenge his elimination on the third ballot, and the NDP pretends that the election was entirely legitimate.