With the Ontario PCs sending people home without announcing a leader, many are wondering why Doug Ford’s win hasn’t been announced.
With all reported sources saying Doug Ford has won, the Ontario PCs are still refusing to confirm the winner of the leadership race, leading many people – including former PC cabinet minister Frank Klees – to question what’s happening.
In an interview, Klees said, “There will be a credibility issue in this party with whoever has been involved.”
“Every one of us as members of this party is left with questions about whether there has been a rigging. Whether somebody who didn’t want the results to be announced tonight had a preference for a candidate, and wanted a double recount or a triple recount.”
“Why would we expose ourselves to that at this time? I have no idea. What I’m telling you is this is not a good night for the PC Party of Ontario.”
Klees is right. It’s not a good night for the Ontario PCs, and people are 100% justified in having serious doubts about what’s happening.
Doug Ford was not the choice of the establishment, and we can bet that if everyone was reporting that an establishment candidate had won there wouldn’t be this same kind of delay.
Interesting how every time a populist candidate is voted in by the people, the establishment elites always have trouble announcing the results quickly.
— Spencer Fernando 🇨🇦 (@SpencerFernando) March 11, 2018
Nobody has pushed back on the reports that Doug Ford has won, and many have been saying that what is really happening is that the Elliott campaign is refusing to concede.
Of course, that shouldn’t stop the results from being announced, as the decision to announce who wins isn’t dependent on the candidates in the race. It’s dependent on the results.
And with all sources saying that Doug Ford has won, the party needs to make that announcement to the people and move on to the work of getting everyone united to defeat the dangerous Kathleen Wynne government.
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