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October 10, 2023 Special Manitoba General Election Coverage with Ken Lee and Kevin Friesen

We hope this message finds you well. We're excited to share some fantastic news with you. The Manitoba Stronger Together Zoom meeting that took place on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, was nothing short of extraordinary. For those who missed it, you're in for a treat. We've just made the entire meeting video available for your viewing pleasure!



What Made This Meeting Exceptional?


Our dedicated members, like you, have always had a thirst for in-depth knowledge and insights into the political landscape of Manitoba. And boy, did we deliver!


During the meeting, we had the privilege of hosting two distinguished guest speakers, Mr. Ken Lee, a seasoned senior policy analyst, and Mr. Kevin Friesen, the leader of the Keystone Party of Manitoba. Their expertise and commentary added layers of understanding to the recent Manitoba General Election that you won't find in mainstream media.


Ken Drysdale: Unlocking the Numbers


Ken Drysdale, one of MST's co-founders, led a deep-dive analysis into the election results. Ken possesses a unique ability to transform complex data into easily digestible insights. He discussed voter turnout, shifts in support, the fate of new parties, and who emerged as winners and losers. The real treasure was understanding what these numbers mean for Manitobans and the future of our province.


Ken Lee: Election Night Perspective


In a captivating segment of our recent Zoom meeting, Ken Lee, a seasoned senior policy analyst, offered a fascinating perspective on the Manitoba General Election night. Ken shared his keen observations, shedding light on some unusual occurrences during the election process. He delved into concerns regarding the vote counting process, pointing out disparities between the official results and exit poll data. Ken also questioned the efficiency of the automated vote counting system, which appeared to be slower than the traditional hand count method. Furthermore, his insights suggested the possibility of gerrymandering in certain electoral districts, a topic that raised eyebrows and underscored the need for transparency and accountability in our electoral processes. With his wealth of experience, Ken's remarks provided a valuable perspective that ignited important discussions among our MST community.


Kevin Friesen: A Leader's Perspective


Kevin Friesen, the leader of the Keystone Party of Manitoba, brought his invaluable insights and firsthand experiences as a candidate in the election. He provided a leader's perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing Manitoba's political landscape. Kevin's unique viewpoint added depth to our discussion.


Members Observations


Our Zoom meeting was not only enriched by expert analysis but also by the invaluable contributions of our MST members. Several of our dedicated members had the opportunity to share their perspectives on the Manitoba General Election process. They raised concerns about various aspects, including the absence of voter cards, glitches with vote counting machines, and the perceived lack of training provided to Elections Manitoba staff. These firsthand accounts highlighted the importance of engaging in open dialogues and sharing experiences within our MST community. It reinforced our commitment to fostering a platform where Manitobans can voice their concerns and work collaboratively towards positive change. Your active participation and candid feedback are the lifeblood of our democratic mission, and we're grateful for your continued engagement.


Get Ready to Dive In!


Now, the moment you've been waiting for: the full video of the meeting is available for your viewing pleasure. Whether you attended the meeting and want to revisit the insights or missed it and want to catch up, this video has it all.



We encourage you to take the time to watch, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of the recent election's intricacies. It's a resource you won't want to miss.


Links to Spreadsheet Presented at the Zoom Meeting:


Below are links which allow you to download some of the spreadsheets presented by Ken Drysdale during the Zoom Meeting:



Riding Breakdowns 2023 Manitoba
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Download PDF • 310KB


Manitoba General Election 2023 Unoffical Results 2019 2023
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Download PDF • 663KB

42GE vs 43GE Summary of Votes Received
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Download PDF • 438KB

Manitoba General Election 2023 Unoffical
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Download PDF • 399KB

 

Stay Engaged with MST


As always, your involvement and engagement are what make MST thrive. We're continually working to provide you with valuable content and opportunities to learn and grow as engaged citizens. We're here to inform, inspire, and bring Manitobans together for a stronger, more connected future.


Thank you for being a part of the MST community. Your passion, dedication, and thirst for knowledge are what make this movement possible.


Stay tuned for more exciting updates and events in the near future.


Warm regards,

Manitoba Stronger Together

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