A self-described Alberta Party supporter reported that he received an automated call from someone claiming to be Mandel.
It seems that supporter then contacted his friend, Alberta Party candidate Marvin Olson, who then sent the complaint up the chain of command.
Mandel, along with a couple of his candidates, held a press conference on Sunday afternoon in Edmonton, admonishing the fake call as dirty politics and demanding an RCMP investigation into the underhanded tactics.
A dozen breathless articles were written in the mainstream media, repeating the claims made in the bizarre press conference as gospel truth.
But there was one problem:
It wasn't Mandel.
The call came from former Prime Minister Stephen Harper who was endorsing his long time friend and former cabinet minister Kenney.
Watch my video to see how the largely unknown Alberta party became the Jussie Smollett of Alberta politics as a last minute attempt for relevancy.