Kathleen Wynne, who stepped down as Liberal leader after the party's dramatic downfall, said she hopes premier-designate Doug Ford will change the rules to grant the designation, which now requires eight seats in the legislature. According to Elections Canada, over 1.9 million Ontarians voted orange, giving them 33.56 per cent of the vote. "So we are seeing more people take advantage of that vote-by-mail ballot than we are showing up at a vote center".
The results of the student election will not be released until after the polls close on Thursday.
His election promises included income tax cuts, scrapping the updated sex-ed curriculum and opposing a carbon tax.
"It's a phenomenon I'm not going to pretend I understand", said Matthews.
Matthews said tonight's goal is to secure as many Liberal seats as possible and figure out where to go next.
"Make sure you're in the right electoral district and make sure you know where your voting location is".
Ford - a businessman who rails against the elite and regularly peppers his speeches and interviews with boasts and falsehoods - is the brother of Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor who made headlines around the world after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine while in office.
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He emphasized ties with the federal government on Friday, saying he had spoken with Justin Trudeau and told the prime minister he stood with him in a trade dispute with the United States.
He is not running for re-election in 2018, making his seat one of the most competitive this time around. Numerous sacks are full of pink vote-by-mail ballots.
"I know Andrea will continue to fight for these values, and along with her fellow Opposition MLAs, will hold the new gov't to account", he continued in a second tweet.
The PCs didn't just beat the Liberals, they decimated them, leaving the party fighting to win nine seats at press time (eight seats are needed for party status in the Ontario legislature).
Wynne has led her Liberals from government to third-party status - indeed, the Grits are now sitting at seven MPPs, one fewer than is required for recognized-party status. Asked how long she believes the party will need to recover, Wynne said regardless of the timeline, the work must begin now. "We can't stay here", Wynne said, adding: "I hope that you can feel very proud of what we have done together in the past and absolutely determined to take on the task that lies ahead". Continuing to find ways to make it all work better.
"The key question for several of these races is not who the victor is, but who the number two is", said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College.