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Rob Ford mistakenly votes against congratulating Canada Olympians, Nelson Mandela

Rob Ford

Mayor Rob Ford laughs during a commercial break as he takes part in a live television mayoral debate in Toronto on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)


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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