Upton County Re-tally Results Are In

By Cierra Putman
NewsWest 9

The wait is over. Upton County received the go-ahead to re-tally the votes from last week's primary election.

Just before 8:00 Wednesday night, Upton County released the new results and NewsWest 9 was there and got the newest summary reports from Upton County's Democratic Primary Election.

A software company representative was in town on Wednesday to straighten out the mix up which showed as many as 600 unaccounted for votes.

Despite all the drama, caused by a computer glitch, it looks as if all the winners remain the same.

District/County Clerk LaWanda McMurray told NewsWest 9, the source of the problem apparently was the flash cards used in the voting machine.

"We found out that we had a discrepancy in our flashcards that we put into each of the machines," County/District Clerk LaWanda McMurray, said. "Each time we ran the numbers there was a discrepancy so we knew that it was the flash cards. So we went to our back up media which is the PEBs (Personal Electronic Ballots) and those numbers matched with the numbers on our paper confirmation forms."

McMurray told NewsWest 9 the county is in the process of buying new flash cards to make sure this does not happen again.

She said the county attorney mailed all the candidates to let them know what was going on, but they will also receive a phone call to notify them of the results sometime on Thursday.

Some of the candidates NewsWest 9 talked to feared there may have been foul play involved.

They went on to say they'll wait until they hear from the county before they take any more action.

McMurray maintains there was no foul play.