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.

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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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