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Conservative Party cuts 1,351 members after three leadership campaigns allege fraud

The Conservative Party of Canada removed nearly 1,400 members Friday after at least three leadership campaigns complained of possible fraud in the registration process.

Kevin O’Leary, the leadership frontrunner for the Party, alleged “vote rigging” and “phoney memberships” on Thursday. The alleged scheme involved organizers signing up members in bulk without their knowledge and paying for those memberships with pre-paid credit cards, which is in direct contravention of leadership rules.

Read more at National Post

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.