Horgan’s election result comments out of touch
John Horgan is saying that 60 per cent of the B.C. voters voted against the B.C. Liberal government. That is correct, but then the 20 per cent of voters voting for the Green party voted against both the Liberals and the NDP.
Green voters did not want a Liberal or NDP government. If John would review the preliminary results of the May 9 election, he would have noticed that in 34 electoral ridings out of 87, the Green Party was a major factor in the outcome of Liberal and NDP seats. It proves that the Green Party will be around for a long time and will win more seats in the 2021 election.
The Green Party caused vote splitting on behalf of both the Liberals and the NDP. Horgan says, the election is still not over until the approximately 179,000 absentee ballots have been counted. He seems to forget these absentee ballots include votes for the Liberals, NDP, and the Greens. He comes across in his comments like all these votes are for the NDP.
In the preliminary 2013 B.C. election results, the Liberals won 49 seats, the NDP 34, the Greens 1, and the Independent 1. Absentee ballots for 2013 totalled 159,000 ballots and after the ballots were counted, the results from election night did not change the result. The same shall happen for the 2017 final election result after the 179,000 absentee ballots are counted. There is only one factor left in this election, and that is to see what happens in the Courtenay-Comox riding. Will the B.C. Liberals form a minority or majority government? Horgan says that the B.C. Liberals lost the election because of minority status. Actually the NDP lost the election, because this is now the fifth time that the NDP could not get the job done.