EC revises disparities in number of valid votes

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The Electoral Commission of Ghana has explained some disparities in the number of valid votes it used to declare the December 7 presidential election result.

The EC in a statement said its Chair, Jean Mensah inadvertently used 13,433,573 as the total valid votes cast but the total valid votes cast was 13,119,460.

It however stated that “this does not change the percentages stated for each candidate and the declaration made by the Chairperson.”

Jean Mensa on Wednesday, December 9, announced that, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo polled 6,730,413, representing 51.595% while John Mahama garnered 6,214,889 representing 47.366% in the December 7 elections.

The result, the Chairperson noted “exclude that of the Techiman South Constituency, with a voter population of 128,018, but results from there are in dispute.

She however explained that the difference between the total number of votes for the two top candidates was 515,524, so even if all the 128,018 was given to candidate John Mahama, it will still not change the results.

“If we were to add the results from Techiman South Constituency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would obtain 50.8% of the votes and John Dramani Mahama, would obtain 47.87% of the votes,” she said

The EC has since provided a summary of the 2020 presidential election results without the Techiman South constituency.

The percentages are as follows:

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