Election recount rule needs review

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After the fiasco following the 2020 General Election in Trinidad & Tobago, it is clear that a simple change is required to the regulations stipulated by the Elections and Boundaries Commission.

It should be mandated that any request for a recount in any constituency will only be entertained if the majority enjoyed by the declared winner of the poll is less than say, five per cent of the total votes cast in that constituency .

This would put a stop to frivolous, time wasting requests for recounts.

Gary N Voss