There’s been a lot of chatter, from MSM and digital media, about an archaic law that won’t allow reporting of election results until the polls have closed in that province. Thus, we in Mountain Time had to wait until 8 p.m. (10 p.m. Eastern) to find out the election results in the east. Digital media easily gets around this and a number of tweeters defied the law. What gets me is that the assumption is that somehow we in the west are so feeble-minded that we will change our vote just because we know how the vote is going in the east. Trust me, the NDP is not going to pick up more NDP seats in Alberta just because they swept Quebec. Amend the Act; it’s archaic.
Posted on May 4, 2011 by billcarney