General News · 11th March 2019
Roy L Hales
The results of the RCMP investigation into 43 complaints of alleged voter fraud during Cortes Island recent election are now public. They found no evidence to support these allegations.
According to Corporal Sean Bulford " ... These individuals did in fact meet the basic requirements of the Local Government Act regarding their status as resident voters. After consultations with the Director of Investigations for Elections BC, it was determined that they could find no information within their records that would contradict the results of our investigation.”
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Who'd a thunk it.
Comment by Becky Knutson on 12th March 2019
Of course they didn't find anything untoward or fraudulent. What a waste of time and resources. Whomever filed this complaint, should be embarrassed.
The price of democracy
Comment by Carmen on 12th March 2019
As one of the voters who was investigated, I am relieved to know my good name has cleared along with those of my fellow islanders (though it did cross my mind that if we were convicted, I couldn't ask for better cel-mates). Also have to say that, ridiculous and costly as the RCMP action may have been, I am also grateful to live in a country where election fraud is treated with due gravity. Many places in the world should only be so fortunate, and many have put their lives on the line for the principles of a fair vote. See you soon neighbours!