Municipal elections: 39 major errors during the counting of the votes in Montreal

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On the eve of the swearing-in of elected officials in Montreal, our Bureau of Inquiry found 39 major errors in the counting of the votes for the last municipal election.

Some irregularities could have an impact on the election results, as around ten cases are in areas where the vote was so close that judicial recounts were requested.

It may s 'act of tens or even a hundred votes credited to the wrong person or not counted. & nbsp; & nbsp;

For example, in certain areas of the city where the electorate is very favorable to their party, Valérie Plante and Denis Coderre did not receive any vote. & nbsp;

We were able to identify these anomalies by thoroughly analyzing in Excel software the detailed results of the 3329 polling divisions, provided by the City. & Nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

  • Listen Dominique Cambron Goulet, journalist from the Quebecor investigation office, at the microphone of Philippe-Vincent Foisy on QUB radio: & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

Missing votes

In Montreal, each voter must complete between two and five ballots for the positions of borough councilor, city councilor, borough mayor and mayor of Montreal. All the ballots are deposited in the same ballot box. & Nbsp;

In half of the problematic cases that we detected, dozens of votes seem missing or in excess in one of the elective positions compared to the others. & Nbsp;

Marvin Rotrand, who was a municipal councilor for almost 40-year-old believes these discrepancies are “clearly errors” in the compilation. & Nbsp;

“These are not people who put one of their ballots in their pockets and leave. There are possibly dozens of votes not counted, ”he said.

An impact on the election?

Our Investigation Office found two significant anomalies in the results of the mayoral election of Rivière-des-Prairies – Pointe-aux- Trembles, won by Caroline Bourgeois by only 303 votes. & Nbsp;

A judicial recount was also requested Monday by Ensemble Montreal, the party of its opponent Lyne Laperrière. & Nbsp;

For example, in a ballot box in Rivière-des-Prairies, Ms. Laperrière received no vote. However, the candidates of his party for the three other positions obtained around 60 votes each. Conversely, Ms. Bourgeois has four times more support than her colleagues from Projet Montréal in this ballot box.

Another box in this district contains 50 less ballots for the post of borough mayor. than for other elected positions. Ms. Laperrière obtains about 50 votes less than her leader, Denis Coderre, while the support of the other parties remains stable. & Nbsp;

Elections Montreal did not want to comment on our findings yesterday, saying it needed more time to verify.

“We take the situation seriously when potential errors are detected”, indicated the spokesperson Mathilde St-Vincent. & nbsp; & nbsp;

– With the collaboration of Charles Mathieu

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AHUNTSIC-CARTIERVILLE

District: Sault-au-Récollet
Ballot box: 44

A single vote was attributed to Projet Montréal's candidate for the post of city councilor, Jérôme Normand, against more than 80 for the other candidates of his party. Conversely, Mouvement Montréal collects 81 votes for the post of councilor, against none for the mayor of Montreal

District: Sault-au-Récollet
Ballot box : 45

Borough mayor Émilie Thuillier (Projet Montréal) gets 100 votes less than the other members of her team. Candidate Chantal Huot, conversely, collects 100 more than her colleagues from Ensemble Montréal.

District: Saint-Sulpice
Ballot box: 62

There are 20 less ballots for the post of borough town hall than for the other posts. Outgoing mayor Émilie Thuillier had 20 votes less than her colleagues from Projet Montréal. & Nbsp;

District: Ahuntsic
Ballot box: 22

There are 50 fewer ballots for the post of borough town hall than for the other posts. Candidate Émilie Thuillier obtained 46 votes less than her boss, Valérie Plante.

District: Ahuntsic
Ballot box: 56

Projet Montreal's candidates in the borough all had over 80 votes, but Valérie Plante was not credited with any vote for mayor of Montreal. Curiously, the independent candidate for mayor of Montreal Dimitri Mourkes had 82.

District: Bordeaux-Cartierville
Ballot box: 903 (advance poll)

There are 20 fewer ballots for the post of Borough Hall than for the other posts. Candidate Chantal Huot, harvested 30 fewer than her colleagues from Ensemble Montréal.

CÔTE-DES-NEIGES-NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE
(judicial recount at the town hall)

District: Côte-des-Neiges
Ballot box: 401 (postal vote)

Denis Coderre did not receive any votes in the official count for town hall of Montreal, although its local candidates got 22 and 32 respectively. Meanwhile, Communist League mayoral candidate Beverly Bernardo got his best score in town: 35 votes.

District: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Ballot box: 901 (advance poll)

There are 20% more ballots (14) for the town hall of Montreal than for the other two positions. & Nbsp;

District: Loyola (judicial recount as city councilor)
Ballot box: 9

There are 30% more ballots (30) for Montreal City Hall than for the other two positions. Denis Coderre collects 31 and 37 more votes than his two local candidates Lionel Perez and Gabriel Retta, who have both called for a recount.

LACHINE

District: J.-Émery-Provost
Ballot box: 25

There are 20 more ballots at Montreal City Hall than at other stations. Communist League mayoral candidate Beverly Bernardo got his second best score in town: 21 votes.

District: Fort-Rolland
Ballot box: 907 (advance poll)

There are 60 fewer ballots for the borough hall (223) and 50 fewer for the position of city councilor (233) than for the positions of borough councilor of the town hall of Montreal (283). Local mayoral candidate Josée Côté has 50 votes fewer than her colleagues from Ensemble Montréal.

LASALLE

District: Cecil-P.-Newman
Ballot box: 4

This ballot box has 29 more votes at Montreal City Hall than other posts or 65% more bulletins. & nbsp;

District: Cecil-P.-Newman
Ballot box: 5

This ballot box has 60% fewer ballots (44) at Montreal City Hall than 'at other posts.

PLATEAU-MONT-ROYAL

District: De Lorimier < br> Ballot box: 18

City council candidate Olivia Kowalski had her best score in the district with 60 votes more than her colleagues from Ensemble Montreal. Conversely, Projet Montréal candidate Marianne Giguère gets 60 to 70 less than her teammates.

District: Jeanne-Mance
Ballot box: 910 (advance poll)

There are 40% more ballots for the position of borough councilor than for the others, ie around 70 votes. Candidate Jean-Pierre Szaraz obtains nearly 70 votes more than his leader Denis Coderre.

District: Jeanne-Mance
Ballot box: 911 (vote by anticipation)

There are 43% fewer votes recorded for the post of mayor of the Plateau than for the other three posts. Luc Rabouin receives about 60 votes less than his Project Montreal teammates. & Nbsp;

THE SOUTH-WEST

< strong> District: Saint-Henri-Est – Petite-Bourgogne – Pointe-Saint-Charles – Griffintown
Ballot box: 61

In this stronghold of Projet Montreal, Valérie Plante did not collect any votes for mayor of Montreal. Surprise: independent candidate Jean Duval was awarded 43 votes, by far his best score on the island.

District: Saint-Henri-Est – Petite-Bourgogne – Pointe-Saint -Charles – Griffintown
Ballot box: 906 (advance poll)

Valérie Plante did not receive any vote in this ballot box, which was nevertheless favorable to Projet Montréal. Independent candidate Dimitri Mourkes gets 33 votes, his third best total on the island. & Nbsp;

MERCIER-HOCHELAGA-MAISONNEUVE

District: Maisonneuve – Longue-Pointe
Urn: 54

The candidate for Denis Coderre's team, Émilia Tamko, received 2 votes, 31 less than her leader. The Gilbert Thibodeau team candidate, Murielle Albert, had her best score there, 25 votes. & Nbsp;

District: Tétreaultville (judicial recount for city councilor)
Ballot box: 2

This ballot box has 60 fewer votes for mayor of Montreal than for the other two positions. Valérie Plante received 50 votes less than each of her local candidates.

MONTRÉAL-NORD

District : Ovide-Clermont
Urn: 26

Denis Coderre's running mate and longtime elected Chantal Rossi received just 11 votes, against 70 for her boss. The Projet Montréal candidate obtained her best score in this ballot box, with 86 votes.

District: Ovide-Clermont
Ballot box: 904 (advance poll )

The candidate for borough mayor, Will Prosper, received no votes, against thirty for each of his teammates from Projet Montréal. Team candidate Thibodeau Vito Salvaggio received more than 8% of all his votes in this single box.

OUTREMONT
(judicial recount at the town hall)

District: Joseph-Beaubien
Ballot box: 5

There are 50 more ballots counted at Montreal City Hall than at other stations, namely 45% more. & Nbsp;

PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO

District: Cap-Saint-Jacques
Ballot box: 60

There are 18% fewer ballots for the position of borough mayor than for other positions. & nbsp;

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RIVIÈRE-DES-PRAIRIES-POINTE-AUX-TREMBLES
(judicial recount at the town hall)

District: La Pointe-aux-Prairies (judicial recount at the post of city councilor)
Ballot box : 35

There are 11 fewer ballots at the Borough Hall than at the other stations. This is a seat that is the subject of a request for a judicial recount since the final difference was 303 votes (approximately 1%) between the candidates of Projet Montréal and Ensemble Montréal.

District: Rivière-des-Prairies
Ballot box: 14

The candidate for councilor Henri-Robert Durandisse received six times fewer votes than his colleagues from Projet Montréal. Action Montreal candidate Marie-Carmel Michel had 25 votes, her best result on polling day. & Nbsp;

District: Rivière-des-Prairies
Ballot box: 36

50 fewer ballots were counted at the arrondissement town hall than at other stations. Candidate Lyne Laperrière, who lost her election by 303 votes, obtains in this ballot box 50 votes less than her leader, Denis Coderre. & Nbsp;

District: Rivière-des-Prairies
Ballot box: 51

This box has 20 fewer ballots at Montreal City Hall than at other stations. Both Valérie Plante and Balarama Holness have about ten votes less than their local candidates. & Nbsp;

District: Rivière-des-Prairies
Ballot box: 73

This was possibly the biggest mistake we found in a close race. Ensemble Montreal candidate Lyne Laperrière received no votes, compared to around 60 for her teammates. The re-elected mayor, Caroline Bourgeois, sees her support surging in this sector rather resistant to Projet Montréal.

ROSEMONT-LA PETITE-PATRIE

District: Marie-Victorin
Ballot box: 4

There are 80 fewer votes for city councilor than for the other two positions. The outgoing city councilor, Jocelyn Pauzé, only had 3 votes. His colleagues from Projet Montréal each had more than 80 votes.

SAINT-LAURENT

District: Côte -de-Liesse
Ballot boxes: 70 and 71

In the first ballot box, there are only votes for mayor of Montreal, so that there is none in the second. & nbsp;

District: Côte-de-Liesse
Ballot box: 87

In this ballot box, there was only one ballot for each of the following positions : mayor of Montreal, borough councilor and city councilor. However, 94 voters voted on the borough hall. & Nbsp;

District: Côte-de-Liesse
Ballot box: 401 (postal vote)

In this stronghold of his party, Ensemble Montréal, Denis Coderre, obtained only one vote, while Valérie Plante obtained 96% of the votes cast. & Nbsp;

District: Norman-McLaren
Ballot box: 26

There are 31 fewer votes at Borough Hall than in the three other elective positions in this ballot box , or 28% less.

VERDUN

District: Champlain – L'Île-des-Sœurs
Ballot box: 920 (advance poll)

Valérie Plante did not get any votes in this sector where all the candidates of her party won by a good margin. Independent mayoral candidate Dimitri Mourkes, who comes just ahead of Mme Plante in alphabetical order of candidates, got 127 votes, his best score in town. & Nbsp;

District: Desmarchais- Crawford
Ballot box: 401 (postal vote)

There are 22 fewer ballots counted in this ballot box at Montreal City Hall than at the others positions. & nbsp;

VILLERAY – SAINT-MICHEL-PARC-EXTENSION

District: Saint-Michel
Ballot box: 3

< p> The quantities of ballots for the positions of mayor of Montreal (104), city councilor (98) and borough mayor (73) are all different. The candidate for local mayor, Guillaume Lavoie, from Ensemble Montréal, did not receive a vote. & Nbsp;

District: Saint-Michel
Ballot box: 17

Valérie Plante received no votes in this box, 16 and 17 fewer than her local candidates. Montreal 2021 candidate, Luc Ménard, obtained 18 votes, his best score in the entire city. & Nbsp;

District: Parc-Extension
Ballot box : 17

There are 30 less ballots for the town hall of Montreal than for each of the other two elective positions. Denis Coderre collected 13 votes there, 28 fewer than his candidate Mary Deros, elected municipal councilor. & Nbsp;

Source: Open data – Ville de Montréal

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