6201 vs 79,452
This is the number of votes a candidate must have over their opponent in order to get elected to Parliament. 
This is the number of votes that gave Stephen Harper his "strong, stable, conservative majority government" in 2011.
At the end of the day, after all the issues have been debated and the attack ads aired; after all the hands have been shaken and the babies kissed; when the party leaders park their campaign busses and the candidates sit with their teams to watch the results come in, they know it all comes down to this basic math: 1 more vote than your opponents to win your seat, and less than ten thousand votes in a dozen or so ridings to win an election.
This is the number of days left until Election Day.
This is the number of Leadnow members who have signed the Vote Together pledge.
Almost 50,000 of these people live in Conservative swing ridings and 15,000 live in the 11 ridings where we have teams on the ground ready to get out the vote for the candidate best positioned to beat the conservative in their riding.
And just this past Saturday the Vote Together campaign hit another milestone - volunteers in 26 communities from coast to coast to coast hosted events as part of the Vote Together National Day of Action. Check out our new report back video and consider pitching in to keep the momentum going.
We can do this, but only if we can make sure that everyone who signed the pledge actually gets out to the polls. Studies show that a phone call, or a doorknock from a volunteer can significantly increase voter turnout, and we need your help to reach as many voters as possible.
We're going to need everyone pitching in what they can to make sure our Get Out The Vote efforts are as effective as possible. Every donation helps us pay for the crucial materials, technology and volunteer support that we'll need to contact Vote Together pledge signers in the days leading up to Oct. 19th. Can you pitch in $10, $25 or $50?
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Thanks for your continued support.
With hope and respect,
Amara, on behalf of the Leadnow team
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 Anam Kazim wins for NDP in Calgary-Glenmore after recount http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/anam-kazim-wins-for-ndp-in-calgary-glenmore-after-recount-1.3076036
 Tallying the Conservative win in 14 ridings: 6,201 reasons to be frustrated http://rabble.ca/news/2011/05/tallying-conservative-win-14-ridings-6201-reasons-be-frustrated
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