French Republican primary results coming: Fillon with the advantage

For those already missing all the fun from the US presidential election primary season, we are expecting results soon from the Centre-right presidential primary runoff in France, in which the Conservative “Thatcherite” Francois Fillon is anticipated to defeat the centrist Alain Juppe for the nomination.  Fillon enters the second round with a big lead after…

Iceland could be on the brink of a Pirate takeover! (Or not.)

While waiting for the big ‘Riders CFL game to start (last one at Taylor Field), and in further proof that I am a geek, I am tuned in to live results of the Iceland election.  I am streaming live TV from Iceland, watching their Election Night coverage. Honestly, I have no idea what is going…

Coming soon — poll closings in Manitoba!

The polls close within the half-hour in the province of Manitoba which is holding its provincial election today. The expectation is that tonight will be the latest in a long string of bad news for the New Democratic Party as it is expected the PCs will win a massive majority. I find this race particularly…

Roundup of election stories with a week left

   We are one week away from the Oct. 19 Election Day — a fact you are reminded of whenever you watch any big sporting event on TV. They are loaded with political commercials such as the Conservatives’ “Just not ready” ads targeting Justin Trudeau, countered by Trudeau’s “ready” ads, countered by ads with smiling…

Not even Ted Cruz can save this Republican race for President right now

  I had long promised a post about the Republican race for President, especially on this day of news as Texas Senator Ted Cruz intends to announce tomorrow he is running for President.  I didn’t think he was eligible to run, though, because he was born in Calgary, Canada. But I guess according to the rules he’s eligible. To…

Update: late results deliver decisive Netanyahu victory

Looks like Likud gets 30 seats in the Knesset.  So much for the polls — all of them, including the exit polls — when it came to estimating the actual support for Benjamin Netanyahu and his party. Hope the pollsters and pundits in our part of the world learned a few lessons from this absolute polling debacle…

Israel election results: PM Netanyahu hanging on by his fingernails

Well, results are coming in in Israel. In spite of what the recent polls were saying about the governing party being in trouble, it appears the last-minute election pronouncements may have worked in Likud’s favor as prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is tonight declaring victory. I don’t know how you can declare a victory when results are showing you…

It’s March 17, Election Day in Israel — will be watching closely

Just a reminder to myself this is Election Day in Israel and I plan to follow the results live on i24 News. That’s that new 24-hour English language all-news channel from Israel that beams all around the world. That’s good, because in the old days I tuned in the Hebrew language TV coverage on the Internet and…

Message to New Brunswickers: welcome to western Canada

You know, the more I think of it, the more outraged I am with the New Brunswick election results. If I were a young person living there, or someone who voted in the election there, I would be in total despair about my long-term prospects for the future and making plans to move west. What…

It’s Ontario’s turn to vote — election coverage tonight

Well, after all that primary excitement Tuesday in Virginia with Eric Cantor losing in the biggest upset in history, I think it will be hard to muster the same enthusiasm for the Ontario provincial election. In fact, I am not holding out much hope for this vote at all. I expect voter turnout to be…

I AM A GEEK! CURRENTLY TUNING INTO NY/NJ ELECTION NIGHT

Leave it to me, a City Hall reporter, to be interested in the City Hall election night in New York City of all places, with the mayor’s race between Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota.  Also, it was Election Day for governor of New Jersey and a guy who baffles many in his own party…

ROMNEY STILL IN TROUBLE IN FLORIDA, SWING STATES

Mood is grim among the Republican operatives on TV with Barack Obama leading Florida by something like 40,000 late. I have to agree — without Florida in the bank the night is over for Romney, we can all go home. It won’t matter at all what happens in Ohio. Only path to victory now for Romney…