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By the numbers: how the Conservative leadership results came in, round by round

Erin O'Toole walks with his daughter Mollie, after being announced as the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, in Ottawa, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
August 23, 2020 - 10:46 PM

OTTAWA - The Conservative Party of Canada uses a points system to determine the winner of its leadership race, with each riding in the country allocated 100 points.

A candidate needs a majority of 16,901 points to win.

The party also uses a ranked ballot. If no candidate receives that majority after the first count, the candidate with the lowest number of points drops off and his or her supporters' second choices are tallied.

Here is how the results came in, round by round

ROUND 1

Peter MacKay: 11,328

Erin O'Toole: 10,681

Leslyn Lewis: 6,925

Derek Sloan: 4,864

Result: MacKay leading; Sloan dropped off the ballot.

ROUND 2

Erin O'Toole: 11,903

Peter MacKay: 11,756

Leslyn Lewis: 10,140

Result: O'Toole leading; Lewis dropped off the ballot.

ROUND 3

Erin O'Toole: 19,271

Peter MacKay: 14,528

Result: O'Toole wins leadership race.

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