Toronto Twitter reaction to the federal election
Twitter reaction to the federal election was profound. In addition to tweets tagged with #tweettheresults, many of which disregarded the warnings not to transmit early poll results over the social media platform, the #elxn41 was so active that it was almost impossible to keep up via the Tweetdeck due to the speed by which the column repopulated. Nevertheless, after major events like elections, it's fun to do the digital version of the "man on the street" soundbite. So, here's a roundup of tweets from last night that (generally) have a Toronto focus. Unsurprisingly, fear for the future is a pretty common motif from this particular demographic, but there was still some Harper support to be found among the Toronto tweeple.
Sadly, by my math, it looks like Toronto and surrounding is largely responsible for conservative majority. Sigh #elxn41
I blame Toronto for this nightmare. I already hated those Maple Leaf lovers and now I have even more contempt. #elxn41
It's gonna be a damn blue tuesday in Toronto #elxn41
The Conservatives' huge 2% rise in popular support gives them a real mandate for change. Or whatever.
Canada inches closer to becoming Italy. Oh and I'm not talking about wine, food or bocce balls. #elxn41
Can Toronto once again be called Tory Toronto? #elxn41
CPC gained 17 seats in the GTA at the Libs' expense. Most of them were due to vote-splitting with the NDP. It's Toronto's fault. #elxn41
what i learned tonight: a) you can't stop twitter and b) no matter what, toronto-centre elects a liberal. no. matter. what. #elxn41
Toronto and Ontario who love Rob Ford also love Stephen Harper. #elxn41
Is the NDP Canada's Tea Party, a buncha ideologically headstrong rookie politicos that siphoned support from their more tepid incarnation?
Toronto-Davenport: Communist Party: 167 votes. I could get that many votes promising my neighbours I'd turn my music down #elxn41
The Harper supporters in my office are gloating.
Now at least the art will get better
Ok fuck it, I wanna see Harper's birth certificate. #elxn41
After seeing the voting map, I have absolutely no problem with Toronto having toll roads for out-of-towners. #elxn41
They just showed the Toronto election map. Based on previous recent such maps, I welcome our new leader Rob Ford. #elxn41
#elxn41 Toronto Has grown up. :) Never been more proud to be from T. we have an awesome Mayor and now PM. Province is next!
Unbelievable, first time that Cons have cracked metropolitan Canada, Toronto and Vancouver. CBC. #elxn41
The Toronto Star needs to stop telling people how to vote. Just look at the results of the Toronto mayor's race and #elxn41.
Why are people sad? Our mayor promised that a Conservative government would be good for TO. Are you calling him a liar?
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