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PNP hoping to grab KSAC with Rae Town recount

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2016 | 12:14 AM
A section of the Rae Town community.

PNP hoping to grab KSAC in recount

The People’s National Party (PNP) is hoping that a recount of votes cast in the Rae Town division of the Central Kingston constituency will hand it control of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC).

The Jamaica Labour Party’s Rosalee Hamilton was elected Councillor over the PNP’s Shawn McGregor by 21 votes.

However, the party says documents have been submitted to the Sutton Street Court requesting a Magisterial Recount for the division.

If the result of the final count is overturned by the court, there would be a 20-20 tie in the KSAC and the PNP would get control of the council by virtue of the popular vote.

The PNP says the court documents were submitted by one of its supporters Wendy McGlashan, yesterday.

It says McGlashan, who is an elector of Rae Town, was part of the team at the final count held at the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) on November 29.

McGlashan noted in her affidavit that she observed that several ballots cast in favour of the PNP Candidate were rejected where the voters indicated their intention by way of a tick or multiple Xs.