Monday, March 03, 2008

Alberta Votes

It's sure to be a historic night in Alberta tonight, as the PCs gun for an 11th consecutive majority government. I'll be watching the results roll in at what is perhaps Toronto's first ever Alberta Election Night Party so there won't be any live blogging until later tonight or tomorrow morning. But feel free to post updates in the comments section.

If you're looking for something to read between "refreshes" of results sites on your computer tonight, here's a collection of recap posts I've had about the election so far.

Alberta Votes Preview
Week 1 in Review
Returning Officer Scandal
Week 2 in Review
Debate Live Blogging
Week 3 in Review
Week 4 in Review
AYL ad campaign
My Predictions

And, finally, why I truly believe the Alberta Liberals deserve a chance to govern:



  • OMG!

    I just looked up the 2004 election in wikipedia. There is a chance for the Liberals. Methinks that the PC popular vote will be below 40%. Stelmach is in trouble.

    The uncertainty is where the votes go. A rise in the Green Party votes would be bad for the ALP.

    Let me see. I’ll hazard a guess before the polls close. PC down to 40. ALP up to 28. WRA 2 seats.

    How’s that?

    By Blogger JimTan, at 7:51 p.m.  

  • Your missing 13 seats JimTan...

    By Blogger Concerned Albertan, at 8:25 p.m.  

  • Looks like a wipe-out for the Libs. Even worse than I'd thought...


    By Blogger Red Tory, at 10:55 p.m.  

  • Taft would have had a chance if he would have told Mark Holland last year to go f^%$ himself when Mark Holland declared that he (Mark Holland) was the boss of Alberta.

    Taft missed his Sista Souljah opportunity.

    By Blogger whyshouldIsellyourwheat, at 10:58 p.m.  

  • PCs have more seats. the Liberals are screwed.

    By Blogger huffb1, at 11:13 p.m.  

  • sigh...

    By Blogger Gayle, at 11:16 p.m.  

  • I am embarrassed to be an Albertan. A frackin clueless country bumpkin premier whose idea of culture is rodeo, sports arenas, and horse racing.

    We get what we deserve.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:29 p.m.  

  • Am I the only one who thinks it's completely stupid to have two progressive parties in Alberta competing with each other for votes when a moldy piece of cheese could win a majority government if it were elected PC leader?

    By Blogger MERBOY, at 11:47 p.m.  

  • What the Hell are you doing sitting with Jason as the Alberta Libs flame out...again?

    By Blogger Jay Currie, at 12:20 a.m.  

  • When one party wins 53% of the vote I can't fathom blaming vote-splitting, merboy.

    By Blogger Garnet, at 12:21 a.m.  

  • I'm for Moldy piece of cheese '08!

    Sharp flavor.

    As an inanimate object, moldy cheese has these characteristics in spade. So, on election day, hold your nose and vote Stilton.

    By Blogger french wedding cat, at 12:24 a.m.  

  • I think it's a bit simplistic to think of it as just adding the votes... there are a number of advantages if they were to merge.

    1. It's expensive to run a campaign... one local campaign per riding vs two... yeah slight difference.

    2. It takes thousands of volunteers to run a campaign... one campaign per local riding vs two... yeah slight difference.

    3. The closer another party gets to winning... people might stop thinking of a Conservative majority as an absolute... there are probably thousands of non PC voters in Alberta who just don't bother be cause they feel it's not worth their time... a stronger united progressive party would be a more attractive option.

    By Blogger MERBOY, at 12:26 a.m.  

  • As a liberal, I could never fathom joining forces with dippers. But that's just me, perhaps.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:35 a.m.  

  • If anything should convince the two to join and change their name it would be this election. I'm watching these results come in and they are just devastating. Seriously, whatever is happening now hasn’t been working for a long, long time. I don’t get it at all but somehow Ed has pulled of a total coup. Alberta can sometimes be a really politically depressing province to from.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 12:43 a.m.  

  • So now we will hear all of the 'Albertans are sheep', 'stupid Albertans' etc comments.

    The Liberals need to ask themselves why their message so consistently fails to find any traction with Albertans. Even with the vast number of transplanted Canadians who have moved here in the last decade.

    By Blogger Nobody's Listening, at 12:46 a.m.  

  • I have to agree...
    all the Albertans are stupid comments are undeserved
    The only stupid Albertans are the ones that want to lead your province away from it's successes.
    Meaning of course, Liberals and Dippers.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:07 a.m.  

  • I think it's stupid to believe that giving one political party of ANY stripe carte blanche for 37 years is the best scenario for a government.

    Political parties are usually lazy and uninspired after 5 or 6 years in power let alone 37.

    By Blogger MERBOY, at 1:14 a.m.  

  • If 60 per cent of the voters would rather stay home than go out and vote Liberal in what was supposed to be a protest election, it is the Liberals who are stupid, not Albertans. Taft should resign and the rest of the Liberals should become Green Party MLAs and start planning for the next election. Or maybe continue on the same path and ask Mark Holland to move to Alberta and become Liberal leader.

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 11:30 a.m.  

  • So the unispiring guaranteed to win party isn't responsible in any way for the low voter turnout... dream on.

    By Blogger MERBOY, at 11:46 a.m.  

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