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Lehman, Downey neck and neck down the stretch

With 56 of 67 polling stations reporting, Lehman has 41.7% of the vote, while Downey isn't far back at 41.6%
2022-05-20 Lehman Downey
Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte Liberal candidate Jeff Lehman (left) and Progressive Conservative incumbent Doug Downey.

UPDATE: As of 10:40 p.m., with 61 of 67 polling stations reporting, Elections Ontario had Downey in the lead with 15,445 votes, or 42.2 per cent, followed by Lehman with 15,049 votes, or 41.12 per cent.

It couldn't be much closer in Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte. 

With 56 of 67 polling stations reporting, Canadian Press has Liberal candidate Jeff Lehman with 41.7 per cent of the vote, while Progressive Conservative incumbent Doug Downey isn't far back at 41.6 per cent. 

The NDP's Beverley Patchell sits a distant third with 7.9 per cent, the Greens' Elyse Robinson is in fourth with 4.3 per cent. 

Rounding out the race are the New Blue's Hayden Hughes with 2.8 per cent and the Ontario Party's Gerry Auger with 1.6 per cent.