Leftist media outlets were unable to stop the UCP leader from winning the election.
Danielle Smith, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), has secured another 4 years in power after earning over 150,000 more votes than her competitor.
Smith won 926,918 votes, while Rachel Notley of the Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP) won 776,188, according to the vote tracker.
This victory comes despite consistent attacks by left-wing media outlets trying to paint Smith as a criminal and an incompetent leader.
The New York Times, a left-leaning American outlet that sometimes writes about Canadian affairs, painted Smith as a “far-right” candidate.
The publication criticized the UCP leader for her views on vaccines, writing in an opinion article:
The hard-right turn of the United Conservative Party has put a province that was once a sure win for Canada’s conservatives up for grabs in Monday’s elections.
Led by someone who compared people vaccinated against Covid-19 to Nazi supporters, Alberta’s conservative party has moved so far right since the pandemic that it has created an opening for the left-leaning New Democratic Party to win control of the province.
Even certain right-wing outlets, such as the Toronto Sun, tried to paint Smith as “dumb.”
Warren Kinsella, a lawyer and columnist for the Toronto Sun, compared Smith to Donald Trump in an opinion piece:
How can someone as dumb as Danielle Smith be considered to be fit to be a small-town dog catcher, let alone a provincial premier?
How can someone that ignorant of the law and ethics be in the running, still?
As yesterday’s election results show, Smith was more-than-able to beat her competitor Notley. While the media tried to paint the race as “close,” the results show it was anything but.
Smith will hold onto power for at least another four years in Alberta. Her victory will encourage other conservative politicians to follow in her lead.
Naturally, the left-wing media and CINO rags controlled by Post Media will continue their attacks on conservative politicians, as they have with Pierre Poilievre.
But as Smith’s victory has shown, fewer and fewer people are listening to these outlets.
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