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Ontario Election 2007

   10 October 2007, evening time

Tony Ruprecht holds the lead at the moment with 50% of the vote — with 10 polls reporting. My man, Peter Ferreira, is in second place with 27%. It’s not looking good, but it is still early. 64% of Ontario are in favour of the current electoral system, first past the post. What the fuck people? Seriously?

Update: Every time a new poll reports in, Ferreira has a few more seats. He has 34% of the vote now, with 42.65% going to Ruprecht. Hopefully this trend continues, but Ferreira needs a few polls going to him for things to really flip.

Update: The Green Party is doing better than the Tories in this riding. Does that make them a proper party? I’d say so.

Update: Ruprecht has been sitting at 40% of the vote for a while now, Ferreira at 37%. I can’t believe it’s this close.

Update: Well it looks like Ruprecht has it, unless the last 36 polls decide to do things very differently. He’s up by 1000 votes. The split remains more or less the same; now it’s 41% vs. 36%.

Update: I just realized that if everyone who voted for the NDP voted for the Green Party (of vice versa) Tony wouldn’t be winning this riding. (Of course, if you add the Liberal and PC numbers up they’d come out on top.)

Update: Well, at least the season premier of Intelligence was really good.



  1. I think the referendum results that we’re seeing right now are just early projections. From what I understand, they’re going to address the election first and the referendum second, once the election results are finalized. I’m not saying it’ll turn around, necessarily, but there you go.

  2. I know the numbers are mostly garbage right now, but usually the predictions aren’t too far off. We’ll see where things sit when all is said and done.

  3. yeah I think there’s just not enough public awareness about the referendum.

    Doesn’t help that none of the major parties cared about it.

  4. After about 4pm today I was pretty much yelling “mixed member proportional” to anyone who passed me in the office, so I think it’s safe to say it’ll turn around.

  5. I knew I shouldn’t have quit my job. At any rate, it’s safe to say that the major parties had a vested interest in not discussing MMP. If it came to pass, then it would likely lead to gains for fringe parties.

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