Christine Elliott, Caroline Mulroney and Tanya Granic Allen in a tense contest, media reports said.
She claimed to have won the popular vote and the majority of ridings, with "fewer than 150 points difference" between herself and Ford in the final count.
Vincent Samuel, who helped organized the Ford campaign in Hamilton, said he was "disappointed" at how the entire leadership vote was handled.
After completing my review, I am confident in the results.
"(However) I was impressed by his desire to bring an approach to northern Ontario I don't think we had seen before.
"We're going to spend the coming weeks getting the party in fighting shape, because the people of this province are ready for change".
"For me, there was no tougher part than running against Christine Elliott".
It looks even better for Ford when Granic Allen is taken out of the equation, as the survey found most of her votes would go to him.
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Supporters wait in the main hall as confusion continues over the result of the Ontario PC Leadership announcement in Markham, Ont., on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
"Yesterday, following the tabulation of ballots, a challenge regarding allocation of electoral votes was heard by the Appeals Board and the issue was extensively investigated by the Chief Electoral Officer and the election team", Lefton said.
Lefton then asked party members to "please go home" and "await the results".
But everything we know about Mr. Ford, as a politician, makes the parallels too numerous to overlook.
Others appeared undisturbed, saying the hurdles would be long forgotten once a leader was chosen.
Party officials said that voter turnout was higher than in any other leadership contest in provincial PC history, with 64,053 preferential ballots cast over the week-long voting period.
"Leadership races can be tough on political parties, and for the candidates that compete in them".
Saturday's delays also prompted criticism. "I extend my congratulations to Doug Ford on a hard-fought campaign".
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"This party is very clearly very fractured ..." That made it even more important that this executive running this election had to be flawless.
It all started back on January 24 when former PC Leader Patrick Brown cataclysmically resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
Now, somehow, all the computer glitches, arguments and disputes aside, this Ontario Progressive Conservative Party has to find a way to come together in a concerted effort to defeat Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Mulroney, the only candidate to be nominated in a riding, also tweeted her support for Ford and said she would be back knocking on doors Sunday. "Today, we leave this convention united with one common goal, finally firing Kathleen Wynne".
The disenfranchisement of some members within the party is still a significant issue the Tories must address, he said after the decision was announced.
His abrupt departure uncovered issues with the party's structure, problems with its nomination processes, and discrepancies in its membership numbers, leading the Tories' interim leader to declare he would "root out the rot" before handing over the reins to a new leader.
On Sunday the party's executive committee passed a unanimous motion to accept the results of the leadership race.
February 28: The party extends the deadline for members to register to cast a vote amid rising complaints that the necessary documents were not reaching people on time.
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