Ting will appeal the result of the election, which he lost to Mayor Ko Wen-je, to the High Court
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Ting Shou-chung (丁守中),
who lost Taipei’s 2018 municipal election to Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), announced on Saturday (May 25) that he is to appeal the result again.
Ting unsuccessfully sought to nullify last year’s election after losing to Ko by a razor-thin margin. He then requested a vote recount, which the Central Election Commission complied with.
The result of the recount showed Ko trumped Ting by 3,567 votes, 313 more than the original count, with Ko grabbing 580,663 ballots.
Ting appealed the result, but his appeal was rejected by the Taipei District Court. He was granted the right to appeal to a higher court. [FULL STORY]