Friday, July 27, 2007

Dash to the Finish Line

Most of the first round Greatest Premier voting should be done by weekend's end, and a few interesting races have developed.

In the country's most heated race, Ontario has turned into a three way battle between Oliver Mowat, Mike Harris, and John Robarts. As things sit now, it's Robarts crowning Harris on the final ballot, but any of the three could win - be sure to get out and vote.

Contrary to the island tradition, voter turn-out in PEI has been incredibly low. So I encourage everyone to go, check out the bios, and cast your vote - one vote probably will make the difference in this one.

In Nova Scotia, it's Stanfield over Angus Maclean by one vote on the final ballot.

In Alberta, Peter Lougheed has moved from third to first while, despite the best efforts of the Stelmach Cabinet, Harry Strom has only mustered 9 votes so far.

WAC Bennett is currently the 7th ballot winner out in BC.

Newfoundland is also looking like a close race.

In Manitoba, it's an all-NDP final of Ed Schreyer vs Gary Doer.

Saskatchewan is a fait acomplit as Tories from coast to coast decided to remind everyone of Grant Devine on the eve of a Saskatchewan provincial election.

And the first winner has been crowned. Louis Robichaud has emerged as New Brunswick's Greatest Premier after a first ballot win.



  • When I was over at FreeDominion the other day I noted that there were some people encouraging readers to FReep the Ontario poll. Doesn't look like they succeeded.

    By Blogger Red Tory, at 1:15 a.m.  

  • And here I thought you wanted an actual free ballot.

    How foolish of me.

    By Blogger Paul, at 1:59 a.m.  

  • If I could make a recommendation for the later rounds, CalgaryGrit, it's that you don't use the poll host that some of the first round people did. Not only are there absolutely no IP (or even cookie) controls on voting multiple times (as nbpolitico noted in another thread), but the technical nature of the voting process allows a browser with an "auto-reload" feature to cast a vote every few seconds, even when there's no one at the computer.

    (And based on some of the rapid jumps I noticed in some candidates' totals, I'm pretty sure people on both sides of the political spectrum were using it.)

    also is Quebec going to have a poll at some point, or did they separate while I wasn't looking? :)

    By Blogger The Invisible Hand, at 8:49 p.m.  

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