Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judicial Recount Confirms Liberal Wins in Two of Three Tight Nova Scotia Seats

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judicial Recount Confirms Liberal Wins in Two of Three Tight Nova Scotia Seats

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N.S. judicial recount confirms Liberal wins

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HALIFAX - A judicial recount has confirmed Liberal victories in two ridings where the party snagged razor-thin wins in last week's Nova Scotia election.

Bill Horne was confirmed Friday as the winner in Waverley-Fall River-Beaverbank, while Lloyd Hines was confirmed in Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie, ensuring the Liberals would retain their slim majority in the 51-seat legislature.

The final tally came in at 3,160 for Horne, one fewer vote than in the initial count on May 30, and 3,095 votes for Progressive Conservative candidate Dan McNaughton.

Associate Chief Justice Deborah Smith of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court certified the statement of polls summaries for the recount and declared Horne and Hines elected.

The vote difference between Hines and Progressive Conservative Rob Wolf remained unchanged at 71, with Hines registering a tally of 2,565 and Wolf 2,494. …

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