Rob Ford elected mayor of Toronto
Rob Ford has been elected the mayor of Toronto. Almost immediately after the first results were revealed after 8 p.m., CP24 was the first to announce Ford as the winner. Following soon after, Global News, the CBC, and The Toronto Star also declared Ford the winner.
With 1709 of 1870 polls reporting, Ford has 48.381% of the vote, Smitherman follows at 34.633% and Joe Pantalone comes in at 11.362%.
Without dwelling on the obvious, if those numbers hold, it'll mean that even if all Pantalone supporters had voted for Smitherman, that still wouldn't be enough to bridge the gap to Ford.
In other good news for the Ford family, Doug Ford also won his councillor's seat in Ward 2.
Stay tuned for more live updates in our Toronto Election 2010 Results post.