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Tory campaigner guilty of Canada 'robocall' election fraud

A voter casts his ballot in Canada's federal election at a polling station on May 2, 2011 in Calgary, AlbertaA 25-year-old campaign worker on Thursday became the sole person to be convicted in an election fraud that cast suspicion on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s 2011 win. Michael Sona was found guilty of “wilfully preventing or endeavoring to prevent an elector from voting at an election,” said a statement. The conviction is the first ever in Canada for such a crime. “It’s a very serious crime for people to interfere with the democratic rights of citizens in this country to exercise their right to vote,” prosecutor Croft Michaelson said outside a Guelph, Ontario courthouse.

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