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  Yukon NDP win final riding by rare drawing of lots, maintaining Liberal, Yukon Party tie in assembly
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Apr 19, 2021 07:13pm
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News DateTuesday, April 20, 2021 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn a rare move, an MLA candidate won a territorial riding in Yukon after her name was picked out of a box on Monday.

Yukon NDP candidate Annie Blake became MLA-elect of Vuntut Gwitchin a week after she and incumbent Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost tied in the general election, with 78 votes each.

Vuntut Gwitchin, which includes the community of Old Crow, is the territory's northernmost riding and the smallest by population.

Yukon election law requires that any riding that is tied or decided by fewer than 10 votes go to a judicial recount. If a recount confirms a tie, the winning candidate is chosen by drawing lots.
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