It was not a close call: Within 45 minutes after polls closed, it was clear Kenney would be defeating Rachel Notley and the NDP

‘TODAY WE BEGIN TO FIGHT BACK’: JASON KENNEY’S UCP WINS MAJORITY IN ALBERTA ELECTION

It was not a close call. Despite all the hand-wringing, all the reminders that the polls had gotten it wrong in Alberta before, in the end the province’s election unfolded precisely as expected: Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party won, handily.

Just after 11 p.m. MT, the UCP led or had been elected in 63 of the province’s 87 ridings, with the NDP, diminished to opposition status after their single term in government, leading or elected in the remaining 24. The NDP looked set to hold nearly all of Edmonton, with the UCP sweeping much of the rest of the province.

I really got a kick last night watching Rebel’s election livestream rival the CBC’s in viewership on Youtube last night. Trudeau’s next.

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