Second ballot

Ignatieff: 1481
Rae: 1132
Dion: 974
Kennedy: 884
Dryden: 219

Looks like this one’s between Dion and Rae.

It’s too bad that Dryden’s personality is so flat. He probably would have been a serious contender if he was able to emote. He’s giving his speech now.

Ignatieff is done is probably done. It’s unlikely that Kennedy’s people will overwhelmingly go Iggy.

UPDATE: Dryden has endorsed Rae. Dryden has advised his delegates to vote as they choose.

UPDATE: Who’s on the 3rd ballot? Will Kennedy drop off and be kingmaker?

Morning Update

Now awaiting second ballot results.

I’ve heard that the Ignatieff camp is quite angry. Their delegates didn’t deliver. Iggy received just north of 29% of the vote on the first ballot. Ignatieff was expecting about 35% of the delegates and quite a few ex-officios. The delegates didn’t deliver and this may be because a few didn’t bother to show up to vote or they spoiled their ballots.

I’m also hearing is that Volpe’s people are going Ignatieff. Who would have thought that Volpe had the most disloyal delegates?

Martha Hall Findlay did much better than expected last night. It is rumoured that she received quite a few ex-officio votes so that she’d have a softer loss.