Conservatives win west Winnipeg area seat, but slim margin will prompt recount
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This article was published 22/09/2021 (624 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
WINNIPEG – A federal election race in west Winnipeg is so close, it is expected to head to a recount.
Conservative incumbent Marty Morantz beat out Liberal Doug Eyolfson by 24 votes in results posted to the Elections Canada website.
The margin is less than one-one thousandth of all votes cast, and the elections law requires an automatic recount, headed by a judge, in such cases.
Counting all the ballots in the riding of Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley continued until almost 48 hours after polls closed Monday night.
There were more than 3,000 special ballots, including ones that were mailed in.
Eyolfson says he anticipates a recount in the coming days.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2021