Shelly Glover files court challenge to Manitoba PC leadership election results

WINNIPEG –

Shelly Glover has officially filed her court application asking a judge to quash the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party Leadership results.

Heather Stefanson was declared the winner by 363 votes, and is being sworn in as Premier Tuesday afternoon.

Glover has filed a legal challenge claiming “substantial irregularities” in the election that took place at the Victoria Inn last Saturday.

“The applicant makes application for…an order that the election result of October 30, 2021, declaring Heather Stefanson to be premier-designate of Manitoba is invalid and that the office is vacant,” the application states.

The package of documents contains affidavits from Glover and one of her scrutineers, Kevin Cook, a retired Winnipeg Police Constable.

Cook alleges following the counting of the ballots, it was his belief Glover was ahead by 500 votes.

He then claims he saw a few men remove unsecured ballot boxes through a side door of the hotel’s ballroom, supervised by party president Tom Wiebe.

In her affidavit, Glover alleges hours before the announcement, her campaign was told there were 16,045 ballots in total. The party announced 16,546.

None of the allegations have been tested in court.

CTV News has reached out to the PC Party for a response to the allegations.

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