Voter turnout plummets to 50% – Half of voters in this province couldn’t even bother to show up, and of those that did only 39% of those wanted to change our deeply flawed electoral system. My riding had the highest support for BC-STV (61.6%), but it was one of only 7 where BC-STV broke 50%.
The biggest loser last night was the environment. Both the Liberals and NDP had lacklustre environmental platforms, and yet both saw their vote percentage rise slightly. The Greens had the best environmental platform and yet their vote percentage dropped for the 2nd straight election. Worse, the BC-STV referendum failed miserably. If it passed, we could have seen real change in this province, including a few Green MLAs and a bigger focus on real environmental change, instead of just green washing.