Computer glitch excludes Westmoreland write-in winners; other results certified | TribLIVE.com

Results from 14 Westmoreland County primaries were amended Monday to include additional winners after a weekend review of write-in votes identified discrepancies in how final totals were reported.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we wanted to review them,” said Election Bureau Director JoAnn Sebastiani.

Election officials said no additional votes were added to the results. A computer program that identified winners failed to include a handful of races where write-in candidates received enough votes to qualify for the November election.

Sebastiani said the glitch involved races where vacancies outnumbered candidates on the ballot.

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