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As you can see, I'm a bit upset

Apparently, there's something about elections that just rubs people in one small Canadian town the wrong way. As voters went to polling places across the nation Monday to choose a new Parliament, a man of middle age in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, walked into his and helped himself to two ballot boxes. Before he could leave, an alert local official grabbed one back. But the intruder made it out the door with the other and, witnesses said, dropped it to the ground, climbed into his pickup truck, and flattened it as he drove off. Police tracked him down a short distance away and took him into custody on charges of theft, damage to government property, and other violations of the Canada Elections Act. Fifty-seven ballots were undamaged and were transferred to another box for tallying at the end of the day. But that's not the end of the story . Six years ago in the same town, a man entered a polling station on election day, snatched a ballot box, and threw it into the nearby East River, forcing those who wanted their votes counted to return. It wasn't immediately clear whether the suspect was the same in both cases.


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