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Election result can be overturned if one voter kept from ballot box because of widescale fraud: Elections Canada lawyer

Fraud should be proven on a 'balance of probabilities' rather than 'beyond a reasonable doubt,' says Barbara McIsaac, lawyer for Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

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Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

OTTAWA—Election results can be overturned if only one voter in the riding was kept from the ballot box because of fraudulent activities and if there is evidence the fraud was on such a scale it eroded the integrity of the electoral process, says a lawyer representing Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

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Election result can be overturned if one voter kept from ballot box because of widescale fraud: Elections Canada lawyer

Fraud should be proven on a 'balance of probabilities' rather than 'beyond a reasonable doubt,' says Barbara McIsaac, lawyer for Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

OTTAWA—Election results can be overturned if only one voter in the riding was kept from the ballot box because of fraudulent activities and if there is evidence the fraud was on such a scale it eroded the integrity of the electoral process, says a lawyer representing Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

  

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