Campaign Capers: Split decision

Updated with links to additional coverage.

Supreme Court upholds Conservative win in Toronto riding

Conservative MP Ted Opitz will keep his Etobicoke Centre seat, as Canada's top court today upheld his narrow 2011 election victory despite apparent voting irregularities at several polling stations.

The court rejected a lower court decision in a challenge brought by former Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, who lost to Opitz by 26 votes.

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But the Supreme Court said in a split decision Thursday that 59 of the 79 ballots rejected by the lower court judge should be restored, preserving Opitz's victory.

Given the length of time we've waited for a ruling, a split decision is what I expected. I'll try to update this post with links to additional coverage as I see them. The usual weekly roundup is still on for tomorrow.

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