The votes are in.
In a surprising turn of events, controversial mayoral candidate Faith Goldy has come in third in the 2018 municipal election, behind Jennifer Keesmaat and incumbent John Tory respectively.
Goldy, who has been referred to as a white nationalist and far-right candidate, was ousted from debates throughout the election, and major media outlets refused to run her campaign ads.
In the end, Goldy received 3.40% of the votes, well over 10,000 votes ahead of progressive candidate Saron Gebresellassi.
Even after the results came in, Twitter continues to churn out very mixed reactions. Here’s what the people of Toronto had to say.
— 😱AAAAHdita Chaudhury😱 (@ThylacineReport) October 23, 2018
Faith Goldy pulled 25,000 votes if you’re wondering about Toronto’s increasing taste for white supremacy
— Joshua M (@SilverRocket) October 23, 2018
I feel so sorry that you feel Faith Goldy is a good fit for this city. Y’all right wing people need to actually look at what she’s preaching, rather than vote for her because she says down with the illegals. Smh
— Michael Dapello (@maikeruouji) October 23, 2018
I stand with @FaithGoldy today, tomorrow and forever.
Truly today, Toronto is lost. And Toronto does not deserve you.
I will always support you. I am so sad you’re not our mayor. #Faith4Ever
— Emilie aka ConverseGirl (@pathaud) October 23, 2018
All you people who are surprised Faith Goldy is doing so well know that Rob Ford was elected Mayor not that long ago, right?
— Joshua Hind (@joshuahind) October 23, 2018
Bad night for the clan. Now @FaithGoldy and her clan members can go back to hiding in the gutter.
— King Kong (@King85Kong) October 23, 2018
Canada’s freedom of speech is nothing like the US’s. We have laws against hate speech and she’s def said a few words that violate it. 14 of them actually.
— Carrie Ann (@Carrey_On) October 23, 2018
— Michael Singh (@MichaelSingh088) October 23, 2018
— Maria Victória (@mariavictoriadw) October 23, 2018
Faith Goldy currently has more votes than the amount of people who are currently watching the Raptors game. ACC Capacity: 19,800. Current Goldy votes as of 8:53 pm: 24843
— Claudia Sicondolfo (@claudia_sicon) October 23, 2018
— Cheyanne T. Ratnam (@CheyRatnam) October 23, 2018
@FaithGoldy time to run for PM. 💪🏽
— Maribell 🕷 (@BeloBellowed) October 23, 2018
finished third. good job. you made a dent. Get em next time!
— Dan J (@SodaJones17) October 23, 2018
— Monster Bumface☠️ (@misterbumface) October 23, 2018