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Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

Mounting a huge write-in campaign after losing the Democratic primary, incumbent Scott Keefer might have secured himself another six-year term on the Bullskin Township Board of Supervisors.

With write-in votes counted and the most recent election results posted from the general election, David E. Butler, also a Democrat, secured 732 votes to Keefer's 680 votes, but Larry Blosser, Fayette County director of elections, said there's more to Keefer's story.

Besides the 680 counted votes, Keefer may come out ahead if the courts approve several variations and spellings of his name that voters put down on their write-in ballots.

There are 61 more votes for Keefer if the courts OK the following variations: Scott Keffer, 38 votes; Keefer, 16 votes; Keller, one vote; Scott, one vote; Scott Keeffer, one vote; Scott Kefer, one vote; Scott Keifer, one vote; Scott Kieffer, one vote; and Scottkeefer, one vote.

Keefer would need the courts to approve just 53 of the possible 61 votes to win the election.

Blosser said Keefer must have his attorney schedule a court date so the issue can be heard before a judge.

He added that the election board had a hearing Friday to determine the validity of several provisional ballots, including those from Bullskin. That hearing was continued until 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Fayette 911 building across from Storey Square in Uniontown.

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