New Democratic Party candidate Julie Mitchell lost the Burin-Placentia West seat to PC Clyde Jackman by 40 votes in the election, and now there will be a hearing to decide if there should be a recount. In an application to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, Mitchell claims some ballots weren’t scrutinized as they were counted. Her application also claims that in three cases, people who don’t live in the district voted there by special ballot. A hearing regarding the NDP application will be held in November.
MUN professor appeals for help from the public.