El­liott won lo­cally

The Glengarry News - - News -

While Chris­tine El­liott lost out to Doug Ford in the re­cent marathon On­tario PC Party lead­er­ship race, she was con­sis­tently the first choice of most area Tories.

Ms. El­liott gar­nered more votes than Mr. Ford in the rid­ings of Glen­garry- Prescott- Rus­sell (GPR) and Stor­mont-Dun­das-South Glen­garry (SDSG).

But on a pro­vin­cial level, Mr. Ford got enough elec­toral votes to suc­ceed Pa­trick Brown, col­lect­ing on the third bal­lot 6,202 elec­toral votes com­pared to 6,049 for Ms. El­liott.

Caro­line Mul­roney was a dis­tant third through­out the count.

Tanya Granic Allen ac­tu­ally fared bet­ter than Ms. Mul­roney on the first bal­lot in GPR, get­ting 90 votes com­pared to 81 for the daugh­ter of for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Brian Mul­roney. How­ever, Ms. Granic Allen was forced off the bal­lot be­cause she had few prov­ince-wide elec­toral votes. In GPR on the first bal­lot, Ms. El­liott got 122, com­pared to 105 for Mr. Ford.

In the first round in SDSG, Ms. El­liott re­ceived 141 votes, Mr. Ford 102, Ms. Mul­roney 65, and Ms. Granic Allen 39. In round 2, in GPR, the re­sults were Doug Ford 174, Ms. El­liott 130, Ms. Mul­roney 90. In SDSG, the sec­ond bal­lot num­bers were Ms. El­liott 144, Mr. Ford 128, Ms. Mul­roney 70. On the third bal­lot, in GPR, Ms. El­liott edged out Mr. Ford by a mar­gin of 195-191. How­ever, she had a more com­fort­able lead in SDSG, where she re­ceived 191 votes, com­pared to 140 for the even­tual win­ner.

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