Add Kitchener Centre to the list

The Record finds a report of fraudulent calls in Kitchener Centre.

Stephen Thoms worked as a deputy returns officer on Election Day in Kitchener Centre, which was considered a crucial riding for the Conservatives to hold to achieve their majority.

Thoms said he had between 15 and 20 citizens approach him on May 2 to ask whether they were at the right polling station, saying they’d been called and told their polling stations had changed. He reported it to his supervisor, who said he’d already heard that a lot.

And that riding to this and these on the list of those who received fake calls claiming to report different polling stations.

The number of ridings now alleged to have received questionable phone calls of one kind or another during the 2011 campaign continues to grow. The CBC puts the total at 34. The Sixth Estate lists 42. Meanwhile, an astute reader reminds me of a robocall that went out to Saanich-Gulf Islands residents in 2008.

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