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Rob Ford mistakenly votes against congratulating Canada Olympians, Nelson Mandela

Apr 3, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford had two regrettable moments Wednesday, voting against city council motions to congratulate Canadian Olympians and Paralympians and name a street after Nelson Mandela.

He was the sole “no” vote in both cases but said he erred and asked for re-votes (he was denied).

“I guess I pushed the wrong button,” Ford said, according to Canadian reports. “Of course I support Nelson Mandela — I was the one who wished him a happy birthday … and the Olympic athletes, of course I do.”

Ford is running for re-election in October.

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  1. mogogo1 - Apr 4, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    This guy is like a live version of some villain from the old Loonie Tunes cartoons.

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