Fraud risk is still real, says former elections official

The man who sounded the alarm about Anglophones and Allophones voters says the threat of fraud is still real.

Mathieu Vandal wrote in an open letter in Le Devoir morning that says a lease can be bought at a convenience store for $1.99 and that citizenship certificates can be easily reproduced.

At the same time he says its unacceptable that an honest citizen living in Quebec for the past six months, though sometimes Anglophone and born in another province, would not be able to register because they don't have a Quebec driver's licence or Medicare card.

He says the rules on how to handle the cases of residency are unclear. "The directives are too complex and vague to be, in my opinion, applied correctly by individual appointed by political parties (often loyal volunteers, sometimes without jobs or diploma," he says.

"With all the potential errors, voluntary or not, how can we prevent a losing political party from refusing the recognize the results on April 7th?" he says.

He also says we must avoid the consequences of a close race and says we should think about the 1995 referendum.

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  1. LMAO posted on 03/24/2014 09:24 AM
    He says the rules on how to handle the cases of residency are unclear.

    If the issues are too complex why did Mathieu Vandal no try to make changes to make it clearer or at least got a firm directive from elections Quebec? Maybe his resignation was good thing.
  2. What? posted on 03/24/2014 09:35 AM
    The most interesting thing about his statement is:

    "With all the potential errors, voluntary or not, how can we prevent a losing political party from refusing the recognize the results on April 7th?" he says."

    Who does he really work for?
    Is he serious?

    Are they setting the stage for some crazy type of argument that the election was "not valid"?

    They (whoever they may be) trying to make this look like Crimea, or some South American or African country where real fraud exists.

    We are really becoming a laughing stock.
  3. George Ostrowski posted on 03/24/2014 09:40 AM
    Oh My God, The Anglos are stealing the election!

    What happened the last referendum? The "spoiled" ballots, the accusations of overspending by the No side bringing in bus loads of supporters.

    The NERVE of those people to complain about us cheating!

    I can't stand the lying and finger pointing any more.

    THE POPULATION DOESN'T WANT A REFERENDUM.
  4. Al posted on 03/24/2014 09:58 AM
    He is hinting at PQ that they can refuse the result of the election should they lose. Deplorable!
  5. mike posted on 03/24/2014 11:36 AM
    Listen to Tommy Schnurmacher's show, today March 24th, and you will hear that the director for Elections Quebec himself did not know exactly what was needed for students. In fact he hung up half way through the phone call with Tommy. Ever since the PQ took over this whole province is falling apart!
  6. George73 posted on 03/24/2014 01:19 PM
    Bring in the UN Observers to stop President Marois and her PQ Junta from stealing the election.

    And since we're still in an election, how about one of those intrepid reporters that follow her about, ask her that in the event she wins on April 7 and subsequently calls for a referendum, that she aggree to UN observers to oversee the vote. The PQ demonstrated in 1995 that they were prepared to steal an election themselves.
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