As of about 8:00 pm tonight, here are the results:
Grant Vaughan (PC) - 2109 votes (63.6%)
Mark Watton (Liberal) - 1097 (33.1%)
Rosie Myers (NDP) - 112 votes (3.4%)
For those of you who don't know, Mark Watton (the Liberal candidate) is a blogger on Liblogs who goes under the name "nottawa," whose blog you definitely should read. He's also managed in this election to bring his party's vote share up above both its 2003 and 2007 counts, as well as the 2001 by-election that brought Danny Williams in. He didn't win, but he did a bang up job. Congrats!
Also in news from Newfoundland, we find this oddly-fawned-over poll for federal voting intentions in Newfoundland, courtesy of the National Post and everyone's favourite cheerleader, John Ivison:
The new poll has the Conservatives at 32.1%, double their percentage of the popular vote in 2008. The Liberals are at 21%, down from 47% last time, while the NDP are at 7.6%, down from 40% in 2008. The sample size was 754 and the poll has a margin of error +/- 3.6 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
Oh, and for the record, William's ABC call was "Anything But Conservative", not "Anyone But Conservatives". Jeesh.
(Fyi, without the undecideds, it broke down to 53% Con, 34.5% Lib, 12.5% NDP).
Aw, it got updated - now he mentions the 40% undecided (though he takes it seriously still). I also noticed the bit about Siobhan Coady winning by less than 1000 votes last time, which is also incorrect - she won by 1,047. Judy Foote also won by over 7,000 votes, not just 6,000, in Random-Burin-St, George's.
I think the NP needs a new factchecker.