The NDP’s Georgina Jolibois’ win in the Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River riding stands after a judicial recount was completed on Tuesday.
On election night, Jolibois won with just 71 votes over Liberal Lawrence Joseph. The recount now shows a difference of 82.
According to Elections Canada, an automatic recount would occur if there was a gap of .001 between votes. In this instance, that would mean a difference of 30 votes or less.
With 70 votes between the two parties, a recount was requested by the Liberal Party.
Joseph was critical of the voting process claiming some polling stations ran out of ballots. However, Elections Canada has since disputed those claims.
Elections Canada confirmed the recount on Oct. 30.
Georgina Jolibois (NDP) – 10,319
Lawrence Joseph (Liberal) – 10,237
Rob Clarke (Conservative) – 9,105
Warren Koch (Green) – 552