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
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.