In a stunning turn of events, sources say Doug Ford has won the Ontario Conservative leadership race.
The news is leaking out from senior campaign officials, says CBC:
Doug Ford is the new leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives, according to senior campaign sources who spoke to CBC’s Mike Crawley, bringing to a close a turbulent six-week race just three months out from a provincial election.
While we cannot confirm if he has won, reporters from mainstream media outlets from the Toronto Star and CBC are confirming Ford has won:
BREAKING: Senior Tory confides: “We have a @HillaryClinton–@realDonaldTrump situation. @fordnation has won ‘electoral college’ with more riding points, but @celliottability has 3,000 more voters.” Hearing we may be headed to court. #onpoli #PCPOLdr
— Robert Benzie (@robertbenzie) March 10, 2018
BREAKING. Three separate sources with direct knowledge of the results now telling me that Doug Ford won the initial count and that Christine Elliott asked for a recount. pic.twitter.com/qdHxUjykjB
— Mike Crawley (@CBCQueensPark) March 10, 2018
We will keep you updated once the results are confirmed