Gordon Price and Ken Ohrn have collected their thoughts.
It’s not over yet, since a mayoral recount is in whisper stage. But it probably is, since a recount will be hard to pull off, let alone succeed.
NPA’s back room controllers will likely review every possibility of electoral malfeasance and blunder, probably all related to slow ballot processing by those infernal machines. They’ll have to find 1000+ new NPA votes, or to disqualify a similar amount of Stewart’s, or a combination. Plus some mail-in ballots are not counted yet, quantity unknown, but somewhere in the “few hundreds”. Let the strident accusations begin.
An NPA success at recount would turn a difficult council controlled by no faction into one controlled by the back rooms at NPA HQ. With neighbourhoods fossilized by unconditional grant to any and all of veto over any sort of meaningful change to density. These are big stakes.
Onwards to more observations on the results.Read more »