Now, Morale Has REALLY Improved

So, when I posted last evening that the Newfoundland & Labrador Libs could take moral satisfaction from a near-win, it turns out that wasn't quite good enough for the oppo team back home.

No, it turns out that thanks to what the CBC calls a "ballot boo-boo" (yeesh), the Liberal candidate won after all.

So, it looks like the Williams PC crew will have to pay even closer attention to the message(s) sent last night.

Assuming that there isn't another mix-up, or a recount, and the result stands, this is the first time that the PCs lost a seat that they formerly held in a by-election since they swept to government in 2003. Provincial law requires that a general election be held this October (unless there's a vote of non-confidence in the House of Assembly, which given the Tories' still-huge majority, aint gonna happen).

Several fine members of the Newfoundland & Labrador blogroll can give you an even better analysis of what this means, by virtue of being "on the ground" - links to them are over there on the right.

More later.


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