Count continues in tight BC election race

Clark, Horgan, Weaver all say they're willing to work with other parties

Clark, Horgan, Weaver all say they're willing to work with other parties

The NDP's Bob D'eith tweeted the Maple Ridge Mission count was complete late Tuesday evening confirming his seat, but Elections BC hasn't yet updated that riding.

On election night, the New Democrats led in the riding with nine votes, a margin that see-sawed this week after a recount and with the addition of previously uncounted ballots.

More ballots will be counted by Wednesday morning.

The B.C. Liberals finished after voting day just one seat shy of securing a majority government.

"Within 72 hours after an application has been filed, the courts, if the application is approved, must set the date and time and the place for the judicial recount to occur and that must be set no later than eight days after that time", said Watson.

The B.C. Greens are now at 16.84 percent of the popular vote. The Greens also want to reform the current first-past-the-post electoral system and want changes to B.C.'s campaign finance system that now allows large donations from corporations, unions and individuals. "We're hoping both parties will put aside their partisanship, any personal grudges they may hold over from the election, and come together and do what's right for British Columbians by finally protecting our coast".

As the counting continued, several groups opposed to the Site C hydroelectric dam and the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion called for a pact between the New Democrats and Greens, if the final results produce a minority government.

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In Richmond-Queensborough, the Liberals lead shrunk to 101 from 116 over the NDP. If the NDP hold the lead, there could be either a Liberal or NDP minority government in the 87-seat legislature, with the support of the three elected Green members.

Elections officials will continue to tally results, with updates expected at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. today.

"I'm not going to get into specifics", said James.

The Greens could push the pro-business Liberals out of power by forming a majority government with the NDP. "We're in discussions. I'm going to leave it at that".

In Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, the Liberal lead narrowed to 215 from 268.

The BC Liberals will keep their seat in Vancouver-False Creek.

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