Tuesday, May 31, 2005

No Change After Recounts

Provincial election results stand – so far
CBC News, (May 31 2005).

VANCOUVER – There have been no changes so far
in the May 17 provincial election results. Officials from
Elections B.C. have completed recounts in seven ridings
and the results remain the same in Burnaby-Edmonds,
Burnaby North, Cariboo North, Skeena and Saanich South.
However, thousands of absentee ballots are scheduled to
be counted Tuesday, and that could make a difference
in two very close races.

New Democrat Tim Stevenson has a 17 vote lead over
Liberal Lorne Mayencourt in Vancouver-Burrard. In
Cariboo South, Liberal Walt Cobb trails NDP candidate
Charlie Wyse by 32 votes.
New Numbers, Same Results in Provincial Elections
May, 31 2005 - 7:00 AM

VICTORIA(CKNWAM980) - Reconts in seven
BC ridings are now complete, but while there were
some slight changes to the vote totals, the winners
are the same. However, the results in at least two of
those ridings are still up in the air, pending the counting
of the absentee ballots.

The closest races remain in Vancouver-Burrard,
where New Democrat Tim Stevenson now leads
Liberal Lorne Mayencourt by seventeen votes, and
in Cariboo-South, where Charlie Wyse of the NDP
leads Liberal Walt Cobb by 32.

But the big key now is the absentee ballots, which
have yet to be counted. Nearly 18,000 ballots still
have to be counted, and there are 933 ballots to be
tallied in Cariboo-South.

The final results may not be known until this
afternoon or even tomorrow, and then candidates
will have six days to ask for a judicial recount.

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