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Recounts possible in three tight Halifax-area races

Andrew Curran will seek a recount for District 10, while long-serving councillors Brad Johns and Linda Mosher are waiting for Tuesday's official tally

Halifax City Hall

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Halifax City Hall

When you lose a municipal election by a small margin, asking for a recount is sometimes the next step.

On Saturday night there were three particularly tight races in HRM.

Andrew Curran lost to incumbent Russell Walker in District 10 (Halifax-Bedford Basin West) by just 15 votes.

“It’s only a recount if I put forward a request for a judicial review, which I will do,” Curran said in an interview Monday.

“I am going to see what happens (during Tuesday’s official count) and then I’m going to be meeting with my team and doing it well before the 10-day limit.”

In District 14 Middle/Upper Sackville-Beaver Bank-Lucasville, long-time councillor Brad Johns was defeated by Lisa Blackburn by 47 votes.

He said via phone that he’s waiting for Tuesday’s tally before making a firm decision about whether to ask for a recount.

On Sunday, CBC reported that long-serving councillor Linda Mosher was also waiting for Tuesday’s official tally before deciding if she’d seek a recount following her defeat to Shawn Cleary by 107 votes in District 9, Halifax West-Armdale.

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