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Manitoba election expected to be the closest in years

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This is actually encouraging as I feel the PCs have not done enough to really get noticed.

http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20111004/manitoba-election-vote-111004.html


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32 Greens come up the middle for the win!


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This election is a waste of time.

Triniman

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Stonekiller wrote:This election is a waste of time.

Not if there's a change in government, IMHO.


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Precisely. Otherwise...yup.

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I don't agree with the analysis. E.g. Assiniboia - are they kidding us with the Auch (ouch) import from Calgary - no thanks to that. And why would they put Logan as a sure NDP bet - Flor Marecellino is totally invisble, compared to the relatively high profile of Joe Chan. Maybe there will be some surprises.

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yeah.. the Tyndall going NDP is an odd one too


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Not even close. Not by a mile. Popular vote tells a different story entirely. with the PCs getting the most votes, about 45%.

So far...
NDP 35, and leading in 1
PCs 19, and leading in 1
Liberal 1


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See waste of time. Aside from the one vacant seat going to the NDP no change... Another sad day in our electoral system.

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Triniman wrote:Not even close. Not by a mile. Popular vote tells a different story entirely. with the PCs getting the most votes, about 45%.

So far...
NDP 35, and leading in 1
PCs 19, and leading in 1
Liberal 1

Popular vote was 46% NDP, 43.9% PC. Almost identical.


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Well, it seemed the Conservative campaign was either going to have been brilliant or disastrous.

Obviously, it was not brilliant.

Don Plett should be apologizing for it.

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JTF wrote:Well, it seemed the Conservative campaign was either going to have been brilliant or disastrous.

The campaign was pretty much copying NDP ideas and was promising investments in the same areas as the NDP. The choices were between big spending and big spending - so voters picked the good spenders. PCS may have fared much better by providing a polar opposite choice focusing on balanced budget, cuts to beauraucracy, and de-monopolization of MPIC and liquor stores.

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So if the Cons copied the NDP, does that mean that they belive the NDP are mostly on the right track???


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No. It means the PCs are led by fools who obviously did not see that Manitoban's wanted real change.


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Pretty much eh.

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But the NDP are also led by fools. So why did they win?


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Maybe not so foolish. They won.

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