There is still no definitive result, though the NDP absentee vote in Comox-Courtenay is “surging” ahead with now 148 votes ahead of the Liberals.
The seats still remain as they were on election night:
- Liberals: 43 seats
- NDP: 41 seats
- Greens: 3 seats
With 87 seats to be filled, at this point there is no majority government.
Only four ridings have counts that are still in progress:
- Courtenay-Comox Liberals: 10,470; NDP: 10,618 (NDP leading with 148 votes; 28,558 votes cast)
- North Vancouver-Lonsdale Liberals: 10,197; NDP 12,161 (NDP owned withe 1,964 votes in the lead; 26,768 votes cast)
- North Vancouver-Seymour Liberals: 12,670; NDP: 9,423 (Liberal owned withe 3,238 votes in the lead; 27,357 votes cast)
- Vancouver-Kensington Liberals: 7,163; NDP 12,278 (NDP owned withe 5,115 votes in the lead; 22,155 votes cast)
Since the election, only one riding was ever really capable of switching ownership, which is Courtenay-Comox. On election night, it was owned by the NDP with only a nine vote lead. When recounts started, that number shifted and at one point the Liberals were ahead with only three votes. Now, however, the NDP votes seem to be accumulating more substantively.
Should the recount result in an under 1/500th vote win (so, in this case it would need to be under a 60 vote differential), a recount is automatically triggered. If there the differential is more than 1 in 500, then the parties would have to apply for a recount, which BC Elections will only allow in certain cases.
The next update from BC Elections is at 2:00 p.m. and the final one at 5:00 p.m.
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