After an electric election day we face the count now.
I’m opening this thread so that everyone can post whatever gossip or information they may have to share.
It appears that the nationalist electorate may have woken up finally and we could be in for a very interesting day.
Will we have Michelle as First Minister? (Not that that is important), Will the DUP go into meltdown? What happens next?
Lucid Talk are predicting an increase in the total nationalist vote to 40% with a 3% increase in the Alliance-Green vote and almost a 3% decrease in the unionist vote (46.6%). The entire decrease in the unionist vote is at the expense of the DUP. UUP voters are still unwilling to give their 2nd preferences to the DUP.
In last year’s Lucid Talk poll the nationalist vote was 1.5% higher than what was predicted. So the nationalist vote could be 41.5% and the unionist 45.5%.
That means Unionism is a minority in this juristiction.
Tomorrow might just be very interesting.