Yesterday I posted a survey asking for your voting inclinations. I asked, quite nicely, for people to vote only once.
May I never cease to be dismayed. Of course people voted more than once, and of course they thought I wouldn’t notice.
So, given data lemons, I shall make lemonade, and expose the party of the crooked ballot stuffers.
Here, then, are the dishonest votes broken down. I say a dishonest vote is more than one vote for the same candidate within a minute.
Liberal supporters committed almost all the fraud. One person voted for Laura Albanese 14 times within 98 seconds. There was no detectable fraud for the PCs or Greens, and only one case of two votes for the NDP within 60 seconds—likely a mere coincidence, but a happy one, because nobody wants to look at an all-red circle.
Of course, it’s possible that there are a few false positives here, but it’s unlikely: we get one website visit every three minutes, and, of course, not all visitors vote. So, to get two votes for the same candidate within one minute would be unusual. To get 14 votes for the same candidate within two minutes is impossible.
Shall we try that again and start afresh? Do try not to cheat this time.