Most of the votes weren't even in yet.
But the lead posted by Edmonton mayoral candidate Don Iveson was so vast that it only took a few minutes after the polls closed at 8 p.m. for him to be declared the city's next mayor.
And before even that happened, well-wishes and celebratory posts clogged up Edmonton's Twitter feeds and even had @doniveson trending in the social media network.
— Jen Buxton (@edmJen) October 22, 2013
One couldn't swing a tweet without hitting a compliment or vote of confidence for the new mayor.
But there were also those who admired Iveson's "adorable baby," as well as those who were thrilled that the former councillor's victory went hand in hand with a 30 per cent jump in voter turn out.
Commentators also brought up the new mayor's tender age, as well as the man's progressive leanings.
@doniveson kid probably won him 10,000 votes alone!— Tim Chander (@EdmTimmer) October 22, 2013
Click through the gallery below for reaction to Edmonton's municipal election.