Vancouver-Point Grey By-Election

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Vancouver-Point Grey By-Election

What's going on?

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Last night Global did what I at first believed was a props interview with David Eby.

Given that  it was strange indeed, for them to be so Eby positive, I gave it more thought. Now I have come to a tentative conclusion that Harper's  campaign about the socialist hordes coming on strong seems to have pushed more people into coming out to vote for the CONs.

And if it was so successful could it now have become  a role model for future MSM to do as well, in order to protect the elite's filthy power?

 

Here is an example of the Sun seeming to push that socialist horde meme, even though they take Clarke to task for her obvious cowardess.

 

 

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She went on to assure the radio audience that she wished she'd found the time to debate Eby, she really did. For in her eyes, he typifies the "hard left turn" the NDP has taken under new leader Adrian Dix.

"I really have some concerns about where David Eby stands on things," said Clark, thereby slamming at a safe remove an opponent who she'd passed up every opportunity to confront on a public platform.

 

What do others think?

faith

I think you're right- or a better word would be correct.

I beleive that all the media are trying to make the left scary while at the same time ridiculing. After setting that information out for their viewers they then give the possibility that these wing nuts might actually form government.

faith

I notice that I have to read the Toronto Star online to find out that Christy Clark's campaign financing is being investigated at the request of the NDP.

No doubt the Vancouver Sun will carry a story after the election.

Vansterdam Kid

I agree, it's a typical "socialist hordes at the gates" technique designed to scare people.

As for what's going to happen, I haven't got a clue. Clark has been getting an easy ride from the media about everything except her unwillingness to debate Eby. On the other Eby is running a surprisingly vigorous campaign with a large number of facebook and twitter followers, he's raised a lot of money and has managed to place a lot of signs all in a relatively short time. It would be great if he could win and drive a steak through the political career of Crunchy Clark, but seeing as its a low-turnout by-election being held on a Wednesday (!) in a riding that leans to the Liberals, I imagine that she has the advantage.

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faith wrote:
I notice that I have to read the Toronto Star online to find out that Christy Clark's campaign financing is being investigated at the request of the NDP.

No doubt the Vancouver Sun will carry a story after the election.

 

This on top of using BC tax payers dollars to fund  her election too.

 

 

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This morning the CBC state news ran a piece about Eby as a scary person with fringe views like support for polygamy.  They reported that a BC Liberal Cabinet Minister believed that during Eby's term as Executive Director  of the BC Civil Liberties it had become radicalized in his image.  

This was my state run radio on election day.  Fuck the CBC and the neo conservative writers and producers on the Homer Cluff Show.

faith

Remind that was the story - she has used (allegedly) government staffers for her campaign efforts and a few other things that if true are definitely against the rules.

I still remember a pregnant Clark winning a seat in the legislature, taking 2 offices in the building for herself and one as a nursery for her baby - at taxpayers expense -while Jenny Kwan and Joy MacPhail were given a room in the basement of the building. This passed for humour in the Liberal party.

Christy Clark is no sister.

Stockholm

So far Eby is winning 181 to 154!

Stockholm

Now Clark is ahead 529 to 513 - just keeping is close would be a coup!

Stockholm

Clark 1169, Eby 1083!

Aristotleded24

I remember watching this riding in 2009 and Campbell was trailing at points, so there are definitely some areas of NDP strength in the riding.

That said, other than 1991, there doesn't appear to be a history of the NDP winning this riding that often. We'll see how this one goes.

Stockholm

Apparently with half the votes in Clark has a 40 vote lead. Win or lose this is a fiasco for her!

Wilf Day

Christy Clark
BC Liberal Party
2,326
45.58%

David Eby
BC NDP
2,446
47.93%

63 of 134 polls reporting.

Basement Dweller

I wonder if Campbell could have kept this seat in a byelection if he were still Premier.

Stockholm

The cv was that it would be a win for the NDP to even make a respectable showing. She was supposed to be a shoe-in!

Stockholm

REporters are tweeting that Clark leads by 50 votes with 100 out of 130 polls in!

ghoris

I'd love to know which polls have reported. If these are the West Point Grey / Jericho Beach polls, she's toast. If it's polls from deepest Kitsilano, she may yet win fairly comfortably.

Stockholm

when you have 100 out of 130 polls in - chances are they are from everywhere

ghoris

The last results I saw on the Elections BC website, punditsguide and David Akin's tweets had 77/134. Who's reporting 100 counted?

janfromthebruce

This is a very close race  - keeping my fingers & toes crossed that Eby wins!

ghoris

Elections BC: 87/134, Clark leading by 1!

Stockholm

Andrea Woo of the Vancouver Sun is tweeting from Eby HQ

http://twitter.com/#!/AndreaWoo

Eby is now up by 150 votes with 110 out of 130 polls in!

 

janfromthebruce

Update, 8:59 p.m.: Eby 3,010, Clark 2,852, Raunet 215, Alie 168, with 77 of 134 ballot boxes reporting.

 

The Tyee

 

janfromthebruce

Andrea Woo

Eby 4588, Clark 4433 after 110/130. LOUD cheers, chants of "NDP."

Threads

Clark now up 20 with 120/130 polls in, per Woo's tweets.

janfromthebruce

Andrea Woo

Eby 5197, Clark 5217 after 120/130

Stockholm

Andrea Woo has much more up to date numbers than Elections BC. According to her Clark now leads by just 20 votes with 120 out of 130 polls in!

Stockholm

Win or lose this is a HUMILIATION for Christy Clark - this is the northern half of the federal riding of Vancouver-Quadra - the federal NDP weakest riding in all of BC!

Basement Dweller

Andrea Woo probably has unofficial numbers. She is in the Eby HQ so is probably reporting what she is hearing there.

Stockholm

Imagine the premier of BC having to go through a judicial recount to see if she wins her seat!

Aristotleded24

Looks like a recount will happen regardless. The results are close and swinging back and forth.

ghoris

Win or lose, this is a bit of a disaster for Clark. Can you imagine what the numbers would be like if the HST was on the ballot too?

Threads

Stockholm wrote:

Vancouver-Quadra - the federal NDP weakest riding in all of BC!


I assume you're ignoring Saanich--Gulf Islands for certain very understandable extenuating circumstances?

janfromthebruce

http://www.twitvid.com/C8T4V

 

wee clip of Eby's head quarters

janfromthebruce

Andrea Woo

Unconfirmed reports that Christy Clark has won byelection.

Stockholm

elections BC has her up by about 200 votes - but at this point I don't even care. Its a loss for her any way you slice it.

ghoris

Elections BC: 117/134 polls - Clark 5,100, Eby 4,718

janfromthebruce

You are right Stock but it still pisses me off - someone can be a airhead get elected. That said, I loved the closeness of the race but it seems like so few people voted.

janfromthebruce

oh oh, maybe someone twitted too soon!

 

Andrea Woo

Board at Eby HQ just updated to say tied at 5421 after 128/130...

robbie_dee

Its probably better for the NDP that the Liberals now have a wounded leader clinging to power, rather than for her to be turfed, with the Libs then getting a do-over on the leadership with two years still left in their mandate.

Stockholm

Clark is now officially LESS popular than Gordon Campbell!

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It's not over till it's over. Board at Eby HQ just updated to say tied at 5421 after 128/130... #vpg11

janfromthebruce

Andrea Woo

Mood wavers between ecstatic, nervous, @. Wonder if there will be recount.

ghoris

Andrea Woo says they are TIED at 5421 with 128/130.

Hmm, why doesn't she have the same number of polls as Elections BC?

Stockholm

robbie_dee wrote:

Its probably better for the NDP that the Liberals now have a wounded leader clinging to power, rather than for her to be turfed, with the Libs then getting a do-over on the leadership with two years still left in their mandate.

...so we get to run against Kevin Falcon, would that be so bad?

ghoris

Hmm - Elections BC's official numbers have a much wider lead for Clark: 127/134 - Clark 5,499, Eby 5,167

Those numbers at NDP HQ don't seem right.

Basement Dweller

There might be some very large NDP polls with apartment buildings that might be reported by NDP scrutineers but not in the official totals yet.

janfromthebruce

Andrea Woo

Everyone reporting Clark has won, but still no final word at Eby HQ yet. Still nervous energy. Still hot. And possibly running out of oxygen

Stockholm

The NDP gets results phones in from teir scrutineers and the election BC gets results called in by DROs. They are not necessarily getting the same polls in the same order.

ghoris

Possible. There does seem to be a discrepancy in the number of polls. I don't see how NDP HQ can have them tied at 5,421 with 128/130 when Elections BC shows Clark with more votes than that (5,499) on 127/134. But I guess we shall soon see...

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