Wednesday, May 13, 2009

BC Election 2009 : Four more years

Preliminary Results from Elections BC :

LINO Party : 49 seats - with 46% of popular vote
NDP : 36 seats - with 42% of the popular vote
Greens down to 8% of popular vote
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Voter turnout under 50% - a record low for BC
BC-STV goes down with only 38% support, compared to just under 58% in 2005.
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Fuck. Who wants pie?
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

NDP gets higher percentage of vote than last time -still loses election.
Fake Greens campaign vigorously against NDP -then vote Liberal.
Well that's the end of them.

Tim

Deanna said...

I echo Allison.

FUCK

I stopped watching CBC last night immediately after they showed the initial STV results. I just couldn't bear it.

Anonymous said...

When you look at how most Canadians vote based on rhetoric and branding against their own best interests it is a fair conclusion that idiocy and apathy are neck and neck in the race for Canadian oblivion.

I am sorry B.C.
For the suckers who voted for brand names and empty slogans and the a-holes who sat on their thumbs instead of getting informed and out to vote have cursed you to more right wing fire sales.

I am convinced now more than ever that the "Green Party" is a fifth column right wing entity designed to further fraction the left and vacuum up the votes of well-meaning progressive wanna-be types who also vote by "brand" with little or no information about party policy or how the electoral balances will play out.

If the Greens were sincere they would propose a union with the NDP and unite the "left".

Percy

stageleft said...

So with less than 50% of less than 50% of the turn out how can Campbell possibly claim any sort of mandate?

Or even an measure of real legitimacy?

Anonymous said...

A big shout out to Suzuki, Berman, Jaccard, deSmogBlog and Andy Weaver for their success in re-electing the most environmentally destructive government in Canada outside of Alberta. Good job, shills.
STV was also a shuck, headed up by ex-Reform-Alliance Party candidates like YesVote vp Bruce Hallsor, who was also Gary Lunn's old campaign manager.
In their desperation to win a seat, the Greens chose to overlook the fact that it was designed to fail.

Tuttle

Gazetteer said...

stageleft--

You've got to realize this is the neandercon's last stand...they don't give a hoot-in-heckfire about 'legitimacy' or real 'mandates'.

All they want is power to institute their retro-gilded-age policies to give the hammer back to the railroad barons and the resource extractors.

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Anonymous said...

What is forty six percent of forty nine percent. I'm trying to gauge what percentage of people in BC ACTUALLY voted Liberal.

Alison said...

Anon, Stageleft : Pie chart added.

Anonymous said...

I saw Gordo on Don Newman's show the day after. Boy, did he look like the cat that got the cream. What a smug a-hole, going on about how he has a mandate. Really? You have a mandate when only 50% of eligible voters bothered and 78% didn't vote for you? On what reality plane does this idiot live on?

Oemissions said...

Attemps to unite the Greens/NDP has gone on for years. Remember the Broad Coalition?
I feel badly for people like Rafe Mair,Damien Gillis, Alexandra Morton and all the peoplw who worked so long and so hard to wakeup BCers.
I guess we will have to sharpen our felt pens, resize our protest signs and get prepared for some serious manifestations again. And again.
Once more in unison.

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