In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10
Does this verse not also counter the argument that God predestined those that He knew ahead of time would accept His Son. It is clear that we did not love Him first, nor did He see something in us that would choose Him - leading Him to predestine us unto salvation.
It is not election that we chose to be elected, but that God "chose us in Him before the foundation of the world"