Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party are en route to a landslide win in the 2019 Alberta provincial election.
With ballots still coming in, the UCP is projected to win a majority government by at least 61 seats to the NDP’s 26.
Albertans throughout the province are either rejoicing at the news or appalled at the results, with many taking to Twitter to voice their excitement or concerns.
Here’s how Alberta reacted to tonight’s news:
— Travis Porter (@TravisGPorter) April 17, 2019
— Hardip Banwait (@HardipBanwait) April 17, 2019
Well, Alberta. I just don’t know what to say. Gutted.
UCP let’s see you protect our rights, especially our 🏳️🌈kids, keep teachers in schools, make ALL people feel safe, improve the economy in 4 years or less and save our environment. #ABelection #AbVotes2019 #AbVotes
— Kate Johnson (@KateatHome) April 17, 2019
Exciting!! 🙌The province is moving in a POSITIVE direction. Congrats to @jkenney and team🥳.
— Biz Plan World Inc. (@BizPlanWorld) April 17, 2019
— Chase Rosland (@C_Rosland) April 17, 2019
Well it’s @Alberta_UCP & Mr @jkenney with a @albertaNDP opposition. Really hope the extreme polarization & negative tone in this campaign will end & give way to dialogue. So Albertans can talk about our differences & problem solve together.#AbVotes2019 #ableg #abpoli
— Charlotte Wolters (@CharltteWolters) April 17, 2019
— TheWizardSaint 🌹 (@wizard_saint) April 17, 2019
— Sarah Simmons (@sesimmons01) April 17, 2019
Lots of takes to be made about the Alberta election, but I think it’s worth noting that Canada went from having six female premiers in (most of) 2013 to having zero six years later (image screenshotted from Wikipedia) #AbLeg pic.twitter.com/NauG3UpSfe
— Joshua Azizi 🚎 (@joshuaazizi) April 17, 2019
— Raquel Hirsch (@RaquelHirsch) April 17, 2019
About to go light a fire in a trash can so I can watch a much less depressing garbage fire. #ElectionNight
— Garrette McGowan (@GarretteMcGowan) November 9, 2016
Be sad tonight, it’s a sad night. And it’s okay to be sad.
But when you’re ready, be motivated. Be thoughtful. Be welcoming. We are going to have a lot of people to guide and protect, especially LGTBQ children. And I’m ready whenever you are. #abvote
— Mike Morrison 🏳️🌈 (@mikesbloggity) April 17, 2019
I’m gonna need to take a personal day. #abvote
— Kacie Phillips (@kphillipsyyc) April 17, 2019
I remained optimistic I could be surprised in a good way tonight.The saddest part is knowing that a large part of this victory likely was not in spite of bigotry and fraud, but because of it. Tonight we’ve shown the rest of Canada exactly who we are and I’m ashamed of it. #abvote
— Tamara (@TamIWas) April 17, 2019
— Ameet Khabra 🤦🏽♀️ (@adwordsgirl) April 17, 2019
This is the first Canadian election eve I haven’t spent glued to the results because I am sick and goddamn tired of all the heartache and pain and crushing feeling of powerlessness. #abvote
— Chris Erl (@ChrisErl) April 17, 2019
I’m just devastated for Alberta. 😭 #abvote
— Jessica Halabi (@JessicaHalabi) April 17, 2019
— Phil D 🇨🇦 (@PhilDoherty) April 17, 2019
I’m disappointed in you Alberta. For all the Albertans who are queer, racialized, or women, I’m sorry the world is shit. #Abvote
— Nigel Hakeem (@nigel_hakeem) April 17, 2019
— Coffee = Life 🇨🇦 (@4arAwaySoClose) April 17, 2019
— Mr. Fox (@fox101773) April 17, 2019