Court to candidate: Really, no one voted for you

March 30, 2010 7:41:59 AM PDT
A failed Pennsylvania judicial candidate who couldn't believe he received so few votes says he's finished fighting now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear his case. Robert Pritchard Sr., of Fairchance, got 63 votes for a district judge post in southwestern Pennsylvania in the May 2009 primary. He got zero votes in two of 19 precincts. The incumbent got 2,900 votes and another challenger got 957.

Pritchard says people could have voted illegally because the county allegedly hasn't properly purged 25,000 dead or unregistered voters from its rolls. County attorneys say that had nothing to do with Pritchard's lopsided loss.

Two state appeals courts previously rejected his appeal.

Pritchard now says, "That's it. I'm done."


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