So the story this morning at the NDP convention is that Thomas Mulcair leads with 30 percent of the vote to Brian Topp's 21 percent, 16 for Nathan Cullen and 12 for Peggy Nash. Paul Dewar, Martin Singh and Niki Ashton have all dropped out and while Singh quickly moved to Mulcair, the other two announced they would not be publicly endorsing anyone. I think that's what we can expect today, a lot of Kumbaya sentiments and not much division. Here is a look at what is happening at the convention.
I think based on these numbers Mulcair will win, but I think it will take a long time. By the way, these TV anchors are really looking goofy saying how complicated a voting system this is. This is no more complicated than these past leadership contests which have used preferential balloting in one-member one-vote systems.