Baz gets Snowbird Vote; not so much Student Vote

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Baz gets Snowbird Vote; not so much Student Vote

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Two things from this:

1.) The university students are smart enough to spot ridiculous vaporware when they see it.

2.) Baz reminds old folks of their grandkids who always promise to visit, but never do.
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Partmanpartfish wrote:Two things from this:

1.) The university students are smart enough to spot ridiculous vaporware when they see it.

2.) Baz reminds old folks of their grandkids who always promise to visit, but never do.


3.) Bitterness is a stinky cologne
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I had a prof in University had had a great line: "If you don't vote NDP in your 20s, you've got no heart. If you don't vote conservative in your 40s you've got no brain."
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Gilchy wrote:I had a prof in University had had a great line: "If you don't vote NDP in your 20s, you've got no heart. If you don't vote conservative in your 40s you've got no brain."


Your prof stole it from Winston Churchill.
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I knew I shouldn't trust her... Or (more likely) she was quoting Churchill, and I forgot that part. Twas an 8am class years and years ago, I may or may not have been paying that much attention.
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Partmanpartfish wrote:Two things from this:

1.) The university students are smart enough to spot ridiculous vaporware when they see it.

2.) Baz reminds old folks of their grandkids who always promise to visit, but never do.


Whist you and I did not agree on who should be Mayor, your quote above is pretty darn funny.
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Partmanpartfish wrote:Two things from this:

1.) The university students are smart enough to spot ridiculous vaporware when they see it.

2.) Baz reminds old folks of their grandkids who always promise to visit, but never do.


Where did you get the demographic breakdown?
I haven't seen that.
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Basran's biggest victory was among voters who used mail-in ballots, who are often snowbirds spending the winter down south and out of Kelowna on voting day. Basran won 69 per cent of all mail-in votes, compared to 28 per cent for Shepherd.

Although Basran, at 37, is the city's youngest mayor-elect and often stressed the need during his campaign to create more good-paying jobs for young people, he had a tougher time winning over students and faculty at UBC Okanagan. He won 49 per cent of the votes cast on campus, while Shepherd claimed 41 per cent.
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Basran's biggest victory was among voters who used mail-in ballots, who are often snowbirds spending the winter down south and out of Kelowna on voting day. Basran won 69 per cent of all mail-in votes, compared to 28 per cent for Shepherd.

Although Basran, at 37, is the city's youngest mayor-elect and often stressed the need during his campaign to create more good-paying jobs for young people, he had a tougher time winning over students and faculty at UBC Okanagan. He won 49 per cent of the votes cast on campus, while Shepherd claimed 41 per cent.


And if the snowbirds voted the same percentage as the UBCO campus he still would have won. What's your point? Did Sharon win ANY demographic other than a small selection of smug, self righteous castanet forum members?
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Retrosnap wrote:Did Sharon win ANY demographic other than a small selection of smug, self righteous castanet forum members?


Out of all stations reporting, Sharon only won in ONE marked as "Special".

No idea what it means.
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Captain Awesome wrote:
Out of all stations reporting, Sharon only won in ONE marked as "Special".

No idea what it means.

That makes sense now! It was the "special" and "gifted" voters that voted for her.

I didn't realize they separated out voters that way.



Wow, that was politically incorrect of me. Yikes.
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Basran's biggest victory was among voters who used mail-in ballots, who are often snowbirds spending the winter down south and out of Kelowna on voting day. Basran won 69 per cent of all mail-in votes, compared to 28 per cent for Shepherd.

Although Basran, at 37, is the city's youngest mayor-elect and often stressed the need during his campaign to create more good-paying jobs for young people, he had a tougher time winning over students and faculty at UBC Okanagan. He won 49 per cent of the votes cast on campus, while Shepherd claimed 41 per cent.

Retrosnap wrote:And if the snowbirds voted the same percentage as the UBCO campus he still would have won. What's your point? Did Sharon win ANY demographic other than a small selection of smug, self righteous castanet forum members?


Um, the point is Basran did far worse with the demo he is claiming he is going to help by bringing all of these wonderful hi tech jobs to town for, than he did with the elderly snowbirds.

We may, in your opinion, be smug, but at least we didn't get sucked in by a flashy campaign that can't possibly live up to its promises, like you did.
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Guess they just didn't have enough burgers at UBCO, huh? Needed more big money to bribe the students to vote?
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Better than bribing the students WHO to vote for!
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Student #1: So, you gonna go vote?
Student #2: NAh. I've got no idea what the hell is going on. Not gonna bother.
Student #1: But if you vote they give you a burger.
Student #2: Cool. Guess I'll just close my eyes and pick a few to get my grub.....

Now, Not saying all, most, or any students did this but I really disliked the idea of rewarding someone for voting. If they cared enough to follow what's going on and decide who to vote for, great. But if they voted to get a burger, not sure I want that person voting.

Also why I hate the idea of mandatory voting laws. I want voters to be engaged.

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