Anti-abortion group says it elected Jason Kenney's successor by stacking nomination meeting - 2017-01-20
"It was a close race. Really close. According to our sources, our pro-life candidate (Stephanie Kusie) won on the second ballot by a 3.8% margin. This translated into 42 votes out of over 1,100 cast. RightNow was able to provide over 10% of the GOTV (Get Out The Vote) volunteers. Considering that the GOTV team was able to get out 570 votes for Stephanie, this means that RightNow volunteers accounted for 57 votes on nomination day. Without RightNow GOTV volunteers, Stephanie would have lost the nomination."
The e-mail links to resources on the group's website that counsel anti-abortion activists on taking over political parties from the bottom-up to steer them towards "more pro-life" positions.
For example, they recommend buying party memberships and stacking nomination meetings – they even offer tips on taking over the boards of individual Conservative riding associations to "help nominate a pro-life candidate" and "elect pro-lifers as delegates to the national policy convention."