New concerns emerge over Conservative leadership voting process - 2017-06-04
An official from the Kellie Leitch campaign is raising new concerns over the voting process used in the recent Conservative leadership race, fuelling questions over Andrew Scheer's razor-thin victory.
Last week, members of Conservative MP Maxime Bernier's team publicly called on the party to explain a 7,466-vote discrepancy in the final ballot count. The Conservative Party said 141,362 voters were counted, but the list of members who voted, as provided to the various leadership camps, included only 133,896 names.
Over the weekend, a senior member of Ms. Leitch's campaign raised questions over the exact role played by officials at the accounting firm Deloitte during the process. While Conservative Party president Scott Lamb said last week the results of the race were "audited," former Conservative MP Bob Dechert said the level of oversight was far lower.