"Certainly I expected us to have a result while we were at the convention (late Saturday afternoon, as originally expected)", Romano said Sunday.
William Coleman, a staunch Ford supporter, said he was angry at the party's handling of what should have been a turning point and anxious the delays and confusion over who won could affect the party's image at a time when it is striving to appear united and authoritative.
Before releasing this statement, Elliott met with Ford and thus put an end to the rumors that she will continue to question his victory in the party elections, which was announced on Saturday, March 10.
Fifty-three year old Ford is the brother of late Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto who gained global notoriety for admitting to smoking crack cocaine while in office.
Elliott placed a close second, coming in 153 points behind Ford on the final ballot.
Yakabuski says even though he had been supporting Caroline Mulroney in the leadership race, he still has full confidence in Doug Ford and what he brings to the table. She also said thousands of party members were assigned to incorrect ridings during the voting process.
"Our scrutineers identified entire towns voting in the wrong riding".
She vowed to investigate the extent of the discrepancy.
Uniting the party and making it appeal to a range of voters may prove a daunting task for Ford given his brash, often confrontational approach, which he displayed in his brief career in municipal politics and again in his leadership campaign, said one expert.
Wynne said those numbers are not what she's focusing on.
He added that while both candidates are to be congratulated for their efforts, "this election is over and it is time for Christine to concede".
Elliott issued a statement Sunday night saying that after a review of the vote she had concluded Ford won the race, noting that she will run for the Tories in the general election. "That is why I entered this race".
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"Over the next couple of months, the people of Ontario will have an opportunity to understand and get to know Doug Ford better", Hillier said.
In a further statement, Ford lauded Elliott - a longtime family friend - as a "dedicated mother, intelligent leader and hard working volunteer" and appeared eager to move past a close leadership campaign that saw him paint her as a flip-flopper.
"The people of Ontario want the Ontario Liberals gone and they deserve nothing less", Ford, who was flanked by Granic Allen, told the sparse but enthusiastic crowd in Markham, Ont., that remained to hear the results.
"Obviously, I would have preferred Christine (Elliott)".
"I'm going to focus on the finances of this province", he went on. "We have a big tent".
Ford will now challenge Premier Kathleen Wynne to run Canada's largest provincial economy, which accounts for nearly 40 percent of the nation's gross domestic product and is home to Toronto, the banking and corporate hub.
"There are people who have got all kinds of anger and disquietude with the provincial government".
"I appreciate her (Elliott) thoughts". (Premier Kathleen Wynne) has had 15 years and you don't see anything new.
Responding to the leadership results, Wynne said regardless of which candidate was chosen to be the next leader of the Ontario PC Party, the result would have been the same.
"We're moving forward on a united front", Ford said.
Meanwhile, Mulroney - the only leadership hopeful already declared a candidate in a riding - has presented herself as a fresh face, and Granic Allen has emphasized her ties to the party's grassroots. The Tories haven't held power since Wynne's predecessor Dalton McGuinty defeated former Premier Ernie Eves in 2003.