On our first day of fundraising for the NoRobo Campaign, we had a exciting and scary moment when an article written about us appeared on Postmedia's Canada.com. The tone was both critical and amused, but it was a pleasure to see her cite our assertion that the Robocall Scandal "is the biggest case of electoral fraud in Canada, ever."
Well, a theme is beginning to emerge.
I was listening to Cross Country checkup. Starting with John Manley's appearance on the show, Rex Murphy slowly build up the meme that the NDP is not going to be able to function, after it is ripped to shreds by its Soverigntist friendly Quebec caucus.
There are calls for a new election in a Quebec riding won by the most unlikely of NDP candidates after losing parties discovered irregularities with the winner's nomination papers.
All election candidates are required to obtain 100 signatures of support before they can run in a federal election, but the Liberal party in Berthier-Maskinongé says it has discovered signatures backing the NDP election winner that may have been forged, of people that may not live in the riding or who weren't clear what it was they were being asked to support.
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Now the losing parties are trying to exact their particular brand of revenge.
But it is clear that the kneejerk explanation of first resort - that Liberal voters switched to the NDP in 2011, causing seats to fall to the Conservatives - is not the only one that fits the data, and may not be the explanation that fits it best.