Fewer Than Half Of Us Voted For The Blue Meanies

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Ha ha ha, you suck Meanies

The Conservatives didn’t win the country 24 hours ago but they DID win Saskatchewan: 10 out of 14 ridings (71.4 per cent) and 48.5 per cent of the popular vote. Gross. The good news? That 48.5 per cent is DOWN from the Conservatives’ 2011 win, where the party got a nauseating 56.26 per cent of the popular vote. So that’s good. Fewer than half of us voted for the nasty blue meanies this time.

A couple other observations: NDP support dropped to 25.1 per cent from 32.32 in 2011, while the Liberals went up (big shock) to 23.9 per cent, a huge jump from their 8.57 per cent 2011 popular vote. Goodale led the charge with 23,562 votes for 55.2 per cent — waaay up from 15,842 votes and 40.85 per cent in 2011.

Also, our first past the post system sucked again, giving one party almost 3/4 of the seats for less than half the support.

I got my numbers from Elections Canada and from our (hopefully now semi-safe from political attack) public broadcaster’s 2011 election coverage. Check out the links and leave your observations in the comments if you like.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

3 thoughts on “Fewer Than Half Of Us Voted For The Blue Meanies”

  1. Getting a head start on the legal pot, Indy? The Conservatives are hardly dominant in Alberta despite what a superficial glance at the seat count will tell you.

    The Liberals picked up seats in Calgary in ridings they’ve never held before. And much more of the province would have voted against CPC candidates were it not for vote splitting.

    As for Notley, the stories of her decline are a fiction created by the corporate press and the shrieking zomboid pseudopundits of social media (no offence intended). She’s polling fine for a premier after the glow of an election win has faded. Her numbers are NORMAL. And she’s widely liked and respected within the province. Hell, she hasn’t even put out a budget yet. She can hardly be blamed for any perceived problem with the Alta economy. It’s going to be a while before they shrug off decades of Conservative mismanagement.

    Overall, Canada’s Conservative parties should enjoy their dominance in the west while it lasts. There’s a slow but noticeable sea change happening in Alberta away from the Conservatives.

  2. Elections Canada says the Conservatives got 59.5% of the popular vote (which somehow gave them 85.3% of the representation, which is screwed, but anyway). In Calgary they got 59.8% of the popular vote, which seems too high for an urban area. Calgary still has too much yee-haw. Hopefully they’ll learn. Or not, if they wanna be assholes, that’s their democratic right.

    Anyway, there’s all kinds of fun numbers on that page, Indy. You should look some up. Interesting!

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