By: Liu Chien-pang and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Dec. 11 (CNA) Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) filed a lawsuit Tuesday to have the the Nov. 24 Taipei mayoral race annulled as a recount was set to be completed later that day.
Ting lost to the independent incumbent Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) by 3,254 votes in the first count on election night and requested a recount four days later, claiming irregularities and major flaws in the voting process.
For instance, it was widely reported that votes were being counted and the results released before the polls closed in Shilin District, which allowed voters to check the results online while they were waiting to cast their ballots, Ting said.
The Taipei District Court deployed 50 teams for the recount, each comprising a judge, a court clerk, two polling clerks and lawyers representing Ko and Ting. [FULL STORY]