Judicial NWT election recounts to take place Wednesday at Supreme Court in Yellowknife

Yellowknife Courthouse (CKLB File photo).

Elections NWT has confirmed there will be two judicial recounts Wednesday for last week’s territorial election.

Both will take place at the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife.

The two Yellowknife ridings to be recounted are Frame Lake, where incumbent Kevin O’Reilly won over Dave Ramsay by 11 votes.

Since then Ramsay has said that he doesn’t trust the result.

The other recount is for Yellowknife North where Rylund Johnson won over incumbent Cory Vanthuyne by a mere five votes.

Both results are inside the two percent margin of victory which then triggers an automatic, mandatory recount.

No matter the result of the recounts, MLAs are scheduled to be sworn in at the Legislative Assembly on Friday morning.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.