Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Despite yesterday's somewhat dampening headline : Pierre Poutine robocalls trail goes cold in Saskatchewan, the main story here is not that Elections Canada's Al Mathews was unable to secure phone records from a proxy server company in Saskatchewan a whole freakin year after the fraudulent election calls were made.

No, the main story is :
Why did someone in the Guelph Con campaign - who would normally call RackNine to set up legit campaign robocalls directly via their Rogers IP- feel the need to use a proxy server to hide their ID at all?

Why did Guelph and Poutine both use the proxy server IP and the Rogers IP from the same computer to call RackNine for two days prior to the election?

Why did Guelph and Poutine both call RackNine from the same IP address via that proxy server exactly four minutes apart at 4am in the morning on election day? First Poutine, then Guelph deputy campaign manager Andrew Prescott.

Why is one of the three CIMS reports downloaded by Andrew Prescott - phone numbers identifying supporters and non-supporters - now missing from CIMS?

How did Poutine manage to crack the Guelph CIMS database in order to upload a list of 6,738 phone numbers to RackNine to send voters to the wrong polling stations?

And the biggie : Is Prescott, who has cancelled further interviews with Elections Canada, 'Poutine' or is he being framed or is he merely the tip of a previously unsuspected and ongoing elections fraud iceberg in 200 ridings across Canada? 

And so on and so on. The trail is not so much 'cold' as overwhelming.
A Tale of a Boy and his TV Show is doing a breakdown of the RoboCon stories one by one. Good resource.


Toe said...

Why is cbc not doing due diligence in pursuing and investigation, that's what I want to know.

double nickel said...

@ toe..their budget can't take any more slashing?

Anonymous said...

As soon as I saw that headline at CBC and PostMedia I thought - they're trying to shut it down already. Shame on them.

You ask very good questions. Getting it in dribs and brabs like we have been makes it hard to keep our eye on what's important here.

Toe said...

dbl nickel-it's to cbc's benefit to get to bottom of this.
Anon - quite agree, ain't it sad?

Saskboy said...

Some scandals, too big, maybe clog up the brains of the collective media.

In Internet-land, when a troll uses their own IP, and a similar troll shows up right after using a proxy, that's known as "gotcha" territory. Maybe not solid enough for a court, but in the realm of reasonableness, it's pretty obvious.

Alison said...

'K, Toe, don't make me defend CBC. I turned on the radio earlier and they were talking about card tricks and when I checked in again just now it was puppets. However ...
Terry Milewski broke the story on how the people who were Con-called re wrong polling stations had been previously Contacted and tagged as non-Cons, and Leslie MacKinnon is spending all day every day in court on the Etobicoke missing and extra voter registrations.
Especially I think Terry's interviews with real people in their homes which aired on TV probably helped to make it real to more viewers.
So not MIA, just not revolutionary. ;-)

Anon : Yeah, who picked that headline, eh? CBC and Postmedia/Ottawa Citizen went with it.

Saskboy : Yeah, story too big and loose with no clear narrative yet.
Also ... for a country whose interest in participating in democracy does not extend much past 60% of us voting every four years - who wants to hear that even that doesn't work?
Alternate narrative ... elections, democracy based on equal parts law and honour system - can't work w/o either and vulnerable to internal attack from those who value neither.

Saskboy said...

Brainflash. If we identify the "busty hookers", or "biker chick" involved in RoboCon, we'll be able to interest the media for more than 4 hours at a time.

chris said...

Hello! Anyone home?
Getting a little worried, what with the newspapers piling up since the 12th.

thwap said...


Are you okay???

Where are you????


I know this world is killing you (sorry, it came to me after typing your name in all caps) but give us a peep!

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kootcoot said...

Saskboy - they're (Busty Hookers etc.) probably hidden "under" Bruce Carson, Maxime Bernier or Mr. Guergis!

Alison, I hope you are okay, I miss you on the Intertoobz

Alison said...

Hi y'all.
Taking a wee break from blogging.
Meantime, so long and thanks for all the fish rots from the head down.

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