Diamond Jim Prentice has a massive problem on his hands that will not only immediately test his leadership capabilities but could destroy any positives gained by him winning the premier’s seat just 3 days ago:
A polling station volunteer says she was told to bend the rules for an Edmonton MLA during Saturday’s leadership vote.
“Sometimes we’d have people call into the polling station and say, ‘Well, could I get my husband’s PIN as well?’ We had to decline them but ask that their husbands call in, and we could help them then.”
But at one point, Korris says she was handed a stack of PINs and told “that an exception had been made” for one particular individual, whom she was asked to call and give the numbers to.
The phone number she called traces back to Edmonton-Mill Woods MLA Sohail Quadri.
“Once I had given them the list he said, ‘Well, hold on, I have a couple more. Well, the couple more turned into about seven of them,” she said. “And I asked him to hold as we processed the numbers, and while I was holding on the phone with him he was yelling to somebody to…get him the list, ‘bring me more names, hurry up.’” (see here)
If true, this is voter fraud – pure and simple.