Editorial: Be careful with vote numbers

Politicians, like many of us, can’t resist playing with numbers to make a point. NDP Leader John Horgan is one of those who are doing arithmetical acrobatics with the latest election results.

The preliminary results of last week’s provincial election show that 1,799,685 people voted. Absentee ballots and recounts are still to come, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from trying to tease meanings out of the figures.

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