Rylund Johnson and supporters sit at the Raquet Club and watch the results roll in during what turned out to be the closest race in the NWT Oct. 1 general election. Johnson unseated Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne.
Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo

Another incumbent appears to have been vanquished in the election of the 19th Assembly.

Rylund Johnson with 501 votes edged Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne, who took 496.

The margin is within the two per cent threshold that leaves a recount within the realm of possibility.

Jan Vallillee was voted for 380 times.

Craig Gilbert

Craig is an award-winning journalist who has worked in Ontario, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta. He should be at least six feet away from you at all times.

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