Please pardon the language in this post:
There’s a political description for the activities of people who sign up in parties they don’t support, it’s called “ratfucking”.
The phrase was coined when Richard Nixon’s Committee to Re-elect the President recruited members to infiltrate opposition groups and that is what we are seeing happening in Alberta:
In Calgary yesterday, Anders accused Liepert of playing dirty pool to win the federal nomination.
My opponent has signed up people who will not vote for the federal Conservative Party and will not vote for Stephen Harper in the upcoming federal election. They are what we call temporary Tories,” Anders said. “These are people who will support Justin Trudeau in the next federal election.”
Anders said his team had found “hundreds” of Liberals on the list of members (and therefore voters) in the Conservative riding association and he named some.
One, Janice Kinch, ran for Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals in the 2011 general election in Calgary West against Anders. Anders says she is now a card-carrying Harper Conservative in Calgary Signal Hill. Anders said the former chief of staff to the last federal Liberal cabinet minister from Alberta, Anne McLellan, is also a card-carrying Calgary Signal Hill Conservative. (see here)
It is not an open nomination when a candidate willingly signs up anti-Conservatives in order to take over a riding and the CPC HQ must not allow this to go on.
Update: Another Liberal exposes himself signing up as a fake Conservative in Calgary (see here)
Update: Anders had the wrong Janice Kinch (see here)