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
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
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]