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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
All opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Harper more popular that Chrétien

Does that post title sound weird to you? Well it's not... just check these numbers:

1997 General Election, votes for the Liberals: 4,994,277
2008 General Election, votes for the Conservatives: 5,205,334

That's right... MORE people voted Harper for PM in 2008 than for Chrétien in 1997... 211,057 more, for the record.

But I don't recall anyone talking about usurping democracy and removing Chrétien from office back then, do you?


Oh, wait a minute, the people already did decide...

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  • At Mon Dec 01, 01:12:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry. You have take to take those numbers as a percentage of the total electorate.

    Care to try again?

    Mike Wisniewski

  • At Mon Dec 01, 01:42:00 PM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Sure thing Mike... 37.6% vs. 38.5%. That's a 0.9% difference, this time favouring JC over SH.

    Less than 1% makes the difference between a majority government, and getting overthrown by a bunch of sore losers.

    Only in Canada. Yes indeed, this one's gonna be one for the history textbooks.

  • At Mon Dec 01, 02:54:00 PM EST, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    It's really not about the popular vote though now, is it?


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