Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ontario Tory Front Runner Disqualified?

Tim Hudak has apparently missed the deadline to hand in hard copies of his membership forms to back up the electronic versions. This might mean he is disqualified , or that the memberships he has signed up are disqualified. And if neither happens, it will be legitimate to ask why not? The Ontario Tory Leadership race just got a whole lot more interesting.


Admin said...

I don't see why Hudak would be disqualified as signing up new members is not required for one to be eligible to be a candidate. What it would mean is that the several thousands of people his campaign signed up wouldn't be able to vote for him so his campaign would be sunk - but not disqualified - if the membership forms are not accepted.

Unknown said...

The issue in question requires an important clarification.

All memberships were submitted as per the established Party Rules before the required cutoff. Any member who signed up before 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 is entitled to vote next month.

This is simply an administrative issue. Because of the large number of memberships submitted to our campaign, we asked that an extension to file supporting documentation be granted to all campaigns more than 48 hours in advance of the deadline. We had no indication from anyone at the party that this request for an extension would be refused. The party failed to respond to our request until after the deadline, upon which we immediately filed all supporting documentation.

All memberships submitted by our campaign are valid.

Jeremy Adams
Tim Hudak Campaign