The word “historic” gets thrown around a lot, but there’s no better way to describe the NDP’s victory in the 2020 B.C. election. With 55 seats in which it’s leading or declared, the party is all but guaranteed to elect its most MLAs ever. With 45 per cent of the popular vote, it has its highest percentage of the vote in a generation. John Horgan is the first two-term B.C. NDP premier, and it was the first election in the province’s history in which the NDP received the most votes and there wasn’t a significant split between several centre-right parties. In other words, this time, the New Democrats dominated. But as the old saying goes, victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan.