Red Deerians, as well as Canadians across the country, will head to the polls to vote in the 2021 federal election on Monday. (Photo by Elections Canada)

Dreehsen wins by large margin in Red Deer-Mountain View

About 68 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in the election according to Elections Canada

Incumbent Earl Dreeshen picked up about 64 per cent of the votes in Red Deer-Mountain View in Monday’s federal election.

With 99.62 per cent of the polls reporting, Dreeshen collected 39,209 votes, while no other candidate collected more than 10,000 (as of Tuesday evening).

NDP candidate Marie Grabowski was a distant second with 8,478 votes, about 13.9 per cent of the total votes cast in the riding. People’s Party of Canada candidate Kelly Lorencz was third with 7,388 votes, about 12.1 per cent. Liberal canadidate Olumide Adewumi picked up 3,096 votes, while the Maverick Party’s Mark Wilcox grabbed 1,580 votes.

Independent candidate Clayten Willington had 296 votes and Libertarian Jared Pilon won 199 votes.

According to Elections Canada, 61,056 of 89,505 registered voters cast ballots on election day, about 68.22 per cent of the electorate.

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