The most recent change to Elections BC’s Preliminary Voting Results, at the time of this writing, was made at 2:53 PM on October 28, 2020.
Same winners, different numbers
Though the numbers changed, the list of winners has not.
The NDP appear to have been elected in eleven Vancouver Island ridings, and Green party MLAs were re-elected in the other two.
NDP challenger Adam Walker is still a thousand votes ahead of the Liberal incumbent in Parksville-Qualicum, the closest race on Vancouver Island. The last Liberal riding appears to have gone NDP.
In our North Island riding: Michele Babchuk’s lead has widened, so that she is now close to 4,000 votes ahead of her closest challenger. That is now Liberal candidate Norm Facey, who replaced Alexandra Morton as the runner up.
This increases the number of ridings where the Liberals came in second to four; the Greens are runners up in the remaining seven ridings.
More updates coming
According to Elections BC, “During preparation for final count, district electoral officers will confirm voting results and certification envelope counts from absentee and vote-by-mail voting that was reported during initial count. Adjustments may be made to accurately reflect election night results, and the screening of certification envelopes. Results will not be finalized until final count is completed.”
Preliminary Voting Results
Here is a list of preliminary voting results for each riding, as of yesterday afternoon.
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