NDP to request recount in Toronto’s Davenport riding, where Liberals won by 76 votes

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The NDP is to ask a judge to recount the Toronto seat where it lost to the Liberals by 76 votes.

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New Democrats say they will ask a judge Tuesday for a recount in Davenport, a Toronto ride where he lost to the Liberals.

The result was one of the closest in a federal election.


Liberal Julie Dzerowicz defeated NDP candidate Alejandra Bravo with 42.1 percent of the vote, while Bravo had 42 percent of the vote.

The NDP wants every vote to be re-counted, saying that when the votes were counted during the “quick recount” on election day, an additional 90 votes were “got” for the NDP.

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A judicial recount begins automatically if the difference between the number of votes cast for the winner and the number of votes cast for another candidate is less than one-thousandth of the valid votes cast.

Although the margin in Davenport does not call for automatic recalculation, Bravo says he is only 29 votes away from that threshold.

A recount is already taking place at the Chateauguay-Lacole ride in Quebec, following the discovery of a “potential discrepancy” with a ballot box.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 4, 2021.


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