Official count confirmed tie in Yukon elections and application for judicial recount was submitted


Voters were shown at the Whitehorse polling place during the Yukon Territory elections on April 12, 2021. Official counts confirmed a tie in the Yukon Territory elections and pushed the process to the next step in judicial recounting. (Mark Kelly / Canadian Press)

Whitehorse — The official count confirmed a tie in the Yukon elections and pushed the process to the next step in the judicial recount.

Elections The Yukon Territory states that the votes have not changed during the “official addition” on Thursday and that an application for judicial recount has been submitted to the Yukon Supreme Court.

Election law requires Whitehorse to recount within four days of application.

The Liberal Party and the Yukon Party each have eight seats after the election on Monday, while the NDP has two seats, requiring ten seats to win the majority.

Vuntut Gwitchin, or Old Crow horseback riding, sits trapped in a tie between Liberal minister Pauline Frost and NDP Annie Blake.

Election Yukon says Frost and Blake each won 78 votes.

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