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B.C. voters express frustration after election called before polls close

Frustration erupted on social media from many voters in Western Canada Monday night, apparently upset that a Liberal government was called before the polls closed in their province.

“How relevant can the voters in B.C. feel if the election is called while they are still in line to vote,” said one Twitter user.

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Global News and several other media outlets called a Liberal government shortly after 9:30 p.m. ET. However, the polls remained open in B.C., where some voters were still in line to cast their ballot as the election was called.

Polls are now closed throughout Canada. With the Liberals sweeping through Atlantic Canada, Global News has declared a liberal majority government.

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Reaction to the election on Twitter has been steady. According to Twitter Canada, over 827 tweets per minute were sent as Global News and other media outlets called a Liberal government.“Liberal” was also trending on Twitter as of 10 p.m. ET.

Visualization is based on Twitter data and should not be considered scientifically accurate. Data has been made available via a partnership with Twitter Canada.

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