The PC Party of Ontario saga began at an impromptu press conference with now ex-leader Patrick Brown denying allegations of sexual impropriety, and vowing business as usual.
But within hours of that presser, and with his own team deserting him en masse, Patrick was gone.
Now the race is on for a new leader of the PC party.
No doubt, the incredibly unpopular Premier Wynne couldn’t believe her luck seeing the PCs thrown into chaos less than five months before the election.
The potential candidates came in fast and curious then, two days before the convention rules were set, Doug “Let’s Make Ontario Great Again” Ford announced he’d be running, too.
And that’s where our saga stands today, but in addition to requiring an entry fee of $125K to run in the contest, it was announced that votes would be tallied electronically.
Does anyone see a problem here? Well, you should, and I’ll give you three reasons why.
In summary, with allegations of rampant ballot box fraud, rotten party brass, and vulnerability to outside infiltration — would you trust these political Keystone Kops to honestly and accurately tally the electronically-cast ballots?
Especially when it’s known that party elites are terrified of Doug Ford becoming leader.