First up is the election of NDP Linda Duncan in an area that contains the U of A, and where she was, years ago, a professor.
In the 2006 election she was close with 32.5% of the vote, notice that the Liberals had 17.8% and the Greens had 6%:
Same thing in 2011, this time both the Liberals and the Greens ran students to make sure that Duncan won again.....but there was no collusion?? HA!
This is the trend that is happening in our elections. Think I'm wrong? Let's look at the Calgary by-election. In 2006, the Liberals had 19.2% of the vote and the NDP had 13.3%.
In 2008, the Liberals and Greens lost a percentage of their votes, but the NDP increased their vote percentage:
In 2011, the Conservatives and Greens increased their vote percentage, while the Liberals and NDP lost votes.
Now look at the by-election results:
The NDP vote which was consistently between 16 to 13% of the vote suddenly decreases to 4%? Funny how all those NDP votes disappeared to the Liberals. Was it pay back for all the Liberals voting for NDP Duncan in Edmonton? Did the NDP voters abandon their own party to try and get a Liberal elected, just like the Liberals abandoned their party to vote NDP for Duncan?
What about the Green's increase in voters? As an Alberta Conservative, when asked by all those polling companies who I would vote for as a second choice, I always tell them the Greens, and I suspect that a lot of Conservatives feel that way too, not because they like the Greens, but because there is no other party I would vote for except the Conservatives. Obviously, the lefties have no such loyalty to their own parties.
I remember in the last provincial election some young Liberal lads, who were so sure that their candidate was going to win, and then the Liberal vote collapsed. They were dumbfounded when they realized that the Liberals had voted for the PC candidate instead, and they wonder why the Liberals are losing voters? No loyalty, no "Canadian values", means no Liberal support. They are doing it to themselves.
Crockatt did a great job of fighting off the coalition, but Conservatives need to be aware of what the lefties are doing and will continue to do, to get rid of as many Conservative MP's as they can.
It's legal, but it's dishonest to their own candidates and supporters. Keep that up, and no quality candidates will be willing to put their names forward, like Carney.