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Recount Ordered For Edmonton Mill Woods After Liberal Win

10/24/2015 04:44 EDT | Updated 10/24/2016 05:12 EDT
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A man casting his vote. The Canadian flag is in front of the ballot box
EDMONTON — A recount has been ordered for the federal riding of Edmonton Mill Woods.

Jonathan Denis is the lawyer for Conservative candidate Tim Uppal.

Uppal, who was the incumbent, lost to Liberal Amarjeet Sohi by 79 votes in the election on Monday.

Initially, the vote total showed Sohi beat Uppal by 80 votes, but a verification the next day reduced the margin by one.

Denis, a former provincial justice minister, says a judge ordered the recount today.

The lawyer says the judge accepted 18 affidavits citing alleged evidence of improper tallying and counting.

Denis says the recount is scheduled for Tuesday to Thursday and the public should have the results immediately afterwards.

(CTV Edmonton)