No chal­lenges yet to Am Samoa elec­tion re­sults

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Pago Pago: Amer­i­can Samoa’s Elec­tions Of­fice says it has not re­ceived any re­quests for a re­count or chal­lenges as of Fri­day.

The re­sults of last Tues­day’s vot­ing will re­main un­of­fi­cial un­til the seven day dead­line for any chal­lenges is up.

Chief elec­tions of­fi­cer Ui­a­galelei Dr Lealofi Ui­a­galelei said they had not re­ceived a re­quest for a re­count and there have not been any chal­lenges.

In District No 8, Fa­gatogo, the in­cum­bent rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mau­gaoalii Lea­pai Sipa Anoai had 223 bal­lots, one vote be­hind the un­of­fi­cial win­ner Vail­i­uama Steve Lea­si­o­lagi. RNZI cor­re­spon­dent said this was not the first time that the two can­di­dates ended up with a one vote dif­fer­ence. In a pre­vi­ous elec­tion the two tied and were headed for a straw vote when one con­ceded the elec­tion to the other. RNZI

Amer­i­can Samoa’s Elec­tions Of­fice has not re­ceived any re­quests for a re­count.

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