Third ballot keeps Thomas Mulcair in front of the NDP leadership race
Thomas Mulcair remains in first place after three ballots in the NDP leadership race.
Mulcair, the MP for Outremont, has 43.8 percent, which is shy of the 50-percent-plus-one that's required to become the next leader of the Official Opposition.
Former NDP president Brian Topp remains in second place for the third consecutive ballot. He's at 31.6 percent.
Third-place finisher Nathan Cullen will be removed from the next ballot after ending up with 24.6 percent in the most recent count.
Here were the counts on the third ballot:
1. Thomas Mulcair: 27,488
2. Brian Topp: 19,822
3. Nathan Cullen: 15,426
Meanwhile, the voting has been marred with delays. Brad Lavigne, principal secretary to the Opposition leader, told CTV that there was an attempt to mess with the system, but no hacking actually occurred.
Lavigne characterized the cause of the voting problems as "higher-than-expected turnout".
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