I’ve been maintaining relative quiet online due to the University of Manitoba Students Union election regulations, which severely restrict online content from campaigns.
Now that the election is over, I can tell you that I was the Campaign Chair for the team Be The Difference, and we just received over 80% of the vote while almost doubling turnout. The turnout numbers could be the highest in Canada AND the total votes for our slate could be the highest received by any candidate at UMSU for decades! Our team received about two and a half times as many votes as last year’s winners. The numbers I have are preliminary, so I will update with real numbers once the CRO posts them.
I will also report on the exciting dirt of the campaign, go more into the numbers, and talk about what made this a succesful venture. As Henry Kissinger said, university politics are vicious, precisely because the stakes are so small. I disagree that the stakes are that small, but I’ll talk more about that later. For now, I’ve got to get my life organized again.
Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers!