Recount of Taipei mayoral votes begins

NO WORRIES: Ko Wen-je said he does not expect an upset of the Nov. 24 results, as Ting Shou-chung’s camp was present during the vote counting on election day

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 04, 2018
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

A vote-by-vote recount of the ballots cast in the Taipei mayoral election on Nov. 24

Taipei District Court officials, watched by lawyers, yesterday examine ballots as the recount of the Taipei mayoral election begins at the Xinyi District Office Auditorium.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

demanded by Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) began yesterday.

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who won re-election, said he was not worried about the results, given that Ting’s camp had representatives monitoring the vote count on election day.

Ko garnered 580,820 votes in the five-way race, or 41.05 percent of those cast, against Ting’s 577,566 votes (40.82 percent), a margin of just 3,254 votes.

As the nine-in-one elections were held alongside 10 referendums, voting took longer than expected, not finishing until 7:46pm in Taipei, more than three hours past the scheduled deadline.    [FULL  STORY]

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