The Kiski Township supervisor candidate at the center of a social media controversy appears to have cruised to victory and ousted three incumbents along the way.
The operative phrase, though, is “appears” to have done so.
Brittany Hilliard, 29, earned the most votes of four Republican candidates seeking two available positions on the ballot for the November general election for a six-year term.
The pair bested incumbents supervisors vice chairman Rich Frain and Mike Bash, who got 130 and 83 votes, respectively.
But there were actually more write-in votes cast than for any of the four candidates on the ballot for the six-year term — 287 votes.
Who received those votes has not been announced. It’s likely that more than one person received write-in votes. But when so many write-in votes are cast, it can be the result of a unified push for a particular person.
Those receiving write-in votes will be announced, and the results certified, in the coming weeks.
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