Professor Emeritus Richard Johnston said outstanding mail-in votes could make some close ridings impossible to call on Monday night.
"It really comes down to whether the margins in most ridings, between the first and second place candidate, are large enough that with a kind of back-of-the envelope model, the votes likely to be cast for the various parties the next day don't overturn the results," he said.
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Election outcome depends on which party can command the confidence of the House, Prof. Maxwell Cameron says
There are three approaches to minorities, notes Cameron, the most common being the informal vote-by-vote approach taken by Trudeau during the past two years. Cameron suspects that would be the likely approach again should Monday’s election produce another minority.