LOGAN, W.Va. – There is no longer a tie for the second Democratic nomination in the 24th Delegate District which includes much of Logan County along with parts of Boone County and Wyoming County.
Both Ralph Rodighiero and Rupie Phillips, Jr. will advance to the Nov. 4 general election. On Wednesday morning, a computer glitch was identified and fixed and revised vote totals showed Phillips, an incumbent, had beaten Ted Tomblin, his fellow incumbent, to secure the nomination.
MetroNews Affiliate WVOW Radio in Logan was reporting only the early votes from a precinct at Buffalo Elementary School were mistakenly counted on Tuesday night.
When the other votes were added, Phillips gained 100 votes to Tomblin’s 46 additional votes, breaking what had been a tie for the second spot on the November ballot.
Phillips finished with 2,213 votes to Tomblin’s 2,059 votes in unofficial results. The official canvass of the votes was scheduled to begin on Friday.
Both Rodighiero, a former delegate who unsuccessfully ran for sheriff in 2012, and Phillips will face Republican Gloria Meadows this fall.