Election Night Coverage: Liberals Win, Yes-STV Loses, British Columbians Lose

8:00 – Polls close.  I am cautiously optimistic about a victory for British Columbians in Vancouver-False Creek.  My hope is for a victory by BC Green Deputy Leader Damian Kettlewell.

9:15 – My first reaction to CTV’s prediction of a Liberal majority is… disappointment.   I wanted the NDP to win so that we could all be reminded of just how incompetent, dishonest, and beholden to special interests they really are.  My facebook status: “Dan Mick is sad that so many wasted their vote on the Liberals and NDP thinking that either would fix the problems in BC, even though they have each had 8 years to do so, but have each failed”

9:25  Jim Fannon calls from Ontario to find out how the election is going–not well.

9:41  Early results show STV is losing badly with only 40% of the vote.  Not a single riding has reached 60%.  Fuck.

9:54 Carole James is making her speech.  All I hear is bla bla bla, forestry, bla, bla, bla, seniors, bla, bla, bla, democracy (I’m fuming mad) bla, bla, bla…

10:07  The popular vote percentage flashes on the TV screen

Liberals +0%

NDP +0%

Greens -1%

Way to go BC…

10:16  STV support drops to 38%.  Not much will cahnge from here…

10:18  Steve Kisby comments that the one good thing to come out of this election is that a carbon tax (what he calls a green tax) is electable.  Good point.  Looks like the NDP’s ax-the-tax platform got axed.

10:21 The party is already winding down.  There is little to celebrate.

10:40 Gordon Campbell is making his speech about bla, bla, bla.  He also mentioned bla, bla, bla, economy, bla, bla, jobs, bla, bla, bla.

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