Here at the Vancouver Convention Centre we are waiting for the results of the first ballot from the BC NDP leadership race. Voting will end in a couple of minutes.
Spencer is back on stage. First ballot results soon…but first a massive plug for David Eby.
In preparation of the coming results; the results of the first ballot…
Needed to win…9997
Adrian Dix 7638 – 38.2%
Mike Farnworth 6979 – 34.9%
John Horgan 4844 – 24.2%
Dana Larsen 531 – 2.7%
So now Larsen drops off and it is a three way race. Larsen has said that his second ballot will go to Horgan. That is only 531 votes. Yikes for Horgan.
What happened to that three way race?
While people vote the Canucks game is on the big screen tvs.
Chatted with Dana Larsen after his first ballot loss. (I will post the video once I get back to the office and process it.) I asked if he expects to be welcomed into the party now that the leadership race is over. He said that he certainly hopes so. He says that he believes that he would make an excellent MLA. Being an East Van resident means that his choice of ridings is fairly limited.
While balloting continues for the second round I tracked down John Horgan. He says that he feels like he should have dropped out of the race at the end of the first ballot but he ran out of time before he could do so. When asked why he would have dropped out he says that he wanted to drop out so that we all could have left this assembly a little earlier and enjoy the Canucks game.
I also chatted with Harry Lali who said that he is also disappointed with the first ballot result. He thought it would have been a tighter three way race on the first ballot.
In preparation for the results of second ballot I give you this;
Dix…7748 – 39.3%
Farnworth…6951 – 35.2%
Horgan…5034 – 25.5%
Needed to win…9867
Going to a third ballot now. Horgan drops off.