BREAKING: Robin Wonsley Worlobah named Ward 2 winner after a recount 

Wonsley Worlobah won the recount by 14 votes over challenger Yusra Arab. 

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Parker Johnson

Robin Wonsley Worlobah poses for a portrait in Coffman Memorial Union on Monday, March 1.

by Hanna Van Den Einde

City Council declared Robin Wonsley Worlobah as the official Ward 2 Council member after a close recount Dec. 1. 

Challenger Yusra Arab requested the recount after losing to Wonsley Worlobah by 19 votes on Nov. 2.  

Minneapolis Election & Voter Services announced on Twitter Nov. 22 that the recount was completed, and Wonsley Worlobah had 4,046 votes while Arab had 4,032 votes. The margin narrowed further, with Wonsley Worlobah leading by merely 14 votes. 

Arab challenged the results of 12 ballots and Wonsley Worlobah challenged 10 ballots. The challenged ballots were presented to the City Council, which acted as the municipal canvassing board, for a review and certification of the race Dec. 1. 

After the Canvassing Board reviewed the challenged ballots, Wonsley Worlobah was certified as the official winner by a margin of 13 ballots.