Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Election: NDP Asks for Recounts in Three Vancouver-Area Ridings

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Election: NDP Asks for Recounts in Three Vancouver-Area Ridings

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B.C. election: NDP asks for recounts

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VANCOUVER - British Columbia's two major political parties are still battling to win the election days after the polls closed, with the NDP requesting recounts in three close ridings.

The New Democrats say they have submitted a formal request to Elections BC for recounts in the ridings of Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, Vancouver-False Creek and Richmond-Queensborough.

After general and advance ballots were counted Tuesday, the Liberals were ahead by 170 votes in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, 560 votes in Vancouver-False Creek and 263 votes in Richmond-Queensborough.

Elections BC has since updated the totals for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, widening the lead for Liberal Joan Isaacs by 268 votes.

On Thursday, Liberal Jim Benninger requested a recount in Courtenay-Comox, where he lost by nine votes, and it will take place during the final count between May 22 and 24. …

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