Sandra Thompson said she’s still in “wait-and-see” mode when in comes to any potential next steps for her candidacy for York County Court of Common Pleas judge. The local attorney and York NAACP chapter president unofficially finished on the outside looking in at three judge vacancies after the municipal election Tuesday, Nov. 7, but a technical oversight with the county voting machines has left her and other candidates unsure of the results. The oversight, discovered Monday afternoon, allowed a single voter to cast multiple votes for a single candidate in races where more than one candidate is elected.
The county Court of Common Pleas judges race was one of eight contested races in the county where the issue might have had an impact, according to county spokesman Mark Walters.
Two of Thompson’s opponents, Kathleen Prendergast and Clyde Vedder, were listed on both the Republican and Democratic tickets and therefore could have received multiple votes from a single voter as a result of the machine glitch. Both more than doubled Thompson’s vote total.