Musings —03.09.2012 04:26 PM—
Their strategy: abuse the trust of senior citizens. What a bunch of scumbags:
Elections Canada investigators sifting through a flood of complaints that have emerged about dirty tricks in the spring 2011 campaign have started to notice this pattern as they call back Canadians to verify details of the suspicious phone calls they have reported receiving.
Most of those who received an automated phone call telling them their polling station had been changed say they were previously contacted by the Conservative Party and indicated that they would not be supporting their local Tory candidate.
Now federal elections officials say that the fraudulent phone calls targeted older voters.
“Every single person I’ve contacted has been (born) between 1947 and 1949,” said one unidentified Elections Canada employee who was following up on the complaints Friday morning.