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

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

The New Democrats say they will go before a judge on Tuesday to ask for a recount in Davenport, a Toronto riding where it narrowly lost to the Liberals.

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

Liberal Julie Dzerowicz defeated NDP candidate Alejandra Bravo with 42.1 per cent of votes cast, compared to Bravo's 42 per cent.

The NDP wants every vote to be counted again, saying when votes were tallied during a "quick recount" after election day, 90 extra votes were "found" for the NDP.

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

Although the margin in Davenport doesn’t call for an automatic recount, Bravo says she’s only 29 votes away from that threshold.

A recount is already happening in the Quebec riding of Chateauguay-Lacolle after a "potential anomaly" was discovered with a ballot box.

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

The Canadian Press

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