AEC knocks back Ludlam's recount request

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AEC knocks back Ludlam's recount request

Greens to appeal.

Greens senator and party communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam says he will appeal the decision by the Australian Electoral Commission not to conduct a recount in his Western Australian Senate seat.

Australian Electoral Commission results yesterday indicated he had lost his seat by just 14 votes.

The Greens requested a recount, however late this afternoon the AEC said the request had been denied.

“The requests for a recount did not identify any specific issues, which would have warranted the conduct of a recount,” the AEC said in a statement.

Ludlam later tweeted that the Greens would be appealing the decision.

If the appeal is unsuccessful Ludlam will leave the Senate at the end of June next year.

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