Doug Ford wins short and hectic Ontario PC Leadership campaign
12 March, 2018, 10:46 | Author: Marjorie Miles
Romano said it will take time, but he believes Doug Ford will disenfranchise himself from his brother.
"These results are definitive and provide a clear mandate to Doug Ford as outlined in our party constitution and the leadership election rules", Hartley Lefton, chair of the party's leadership election organizing committee, said Sunday.
As of 8 a.m. Friday, he said, 71,402 party members had been verified and the party confirmed that 64,053 members had voted when balloting closed at noon Friday.
Elliott, who had contested holding off the leadership convention a week to sort out longstanding membership issues, said in the statement that party members were assigned to incorrect ridings, in some cases hundreds of kilometres away.
"Our scrutineers identified entire towns voting in the wrong riding".
A local MPP says Doug Ford will deliver "that strong change that people really want to see" in Ontario.
She vowed to investigate the extent of the discrepancy.
Former Premier Mike Harris also called on Elliott to concede.
She insisted on a lengthy recount that kept the party faithful waiting in suspense - and silence from the party executive - for hours, until they finally heard Doug Ford's name announced as the official victor.
"I have been a proud Progressive Conservative for over 25 years and my commitment remains steadfast".
I watch political conventions the way some people watch sports, and this was one weird race from start to finish. But Elliott can challenge that through the courts if she chooses. He has frequently said his corporate successes qualify him to put Ontario on a sound financial footing.
"This evening our campaign was made aware of serious irregularities with respect to this leadership race", Elliott maintained.
The run-up to Saturday's election was marred by several hiccups, including troubles with voter registration and a failed last-minute attempt by Brown to re-enter the leadership race.
Romano had supported Elliott's campaign for leadership, calling her the best choice for Northern Ontario. Yes, Rob Ford managed to win in Toronto - seemingly a less hospitable market for this type of conservatism than other parts of the province - and Doug Ford didn't come that far from victory there himself. But there is little to back up Ford's assurances that running the family business has prepared him for provincial politics, he said. "Our Party needs Christine more than ever and we are fortunate to have her on our team as we get to work to achieve this goal".
Not surprisingly, Kathleen Wynne was somewhat less enthused about it all.
Responding to the leadership results, Wynne said regardless of which candidate was chosen to be the next leader of the Ontario PC Party, the result would have been the same.
"We've seen in the last ten years what the Liberals and the NDP together have done: bringing in the Green Energy Act, making hydro more expensive, and they've almost tripled the debt over the last decade", he explains.
In addition to Ford, Christine Elliott, Tanya Granic Allen and Caroline Mulroney are vying to replace Patrick Brown. Telephone respondents were interviewed on landlines and cellular phones.
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