Victorian election 2018: Mildura candidates left in limbo as count drags on

COUNTING to determine Mildura’s state MP for the next four years has entered a second week, with independent Ali Cupper still reluctant to ­declare victory and her ­Nationals opponent Peter Crisp yet to concede.

The Victorian Electoral Commission yesterday published updated vote counts that narrowed Ms Cupper’s lead from 303 votes to 240 ­after about 500 postal votes were added to the count.

Ms Cupper had 50.32 per cent of the two candidate-preferred vote, with a little more than 88 per cent of votes counted.

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