CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Mercersburg, Pa., woman appears to have secured enough write-in votes from the April 24 primary election to appear on ballots for the 9th Congressional District seat this fall.
Karen Ramsburg, an independent, ran a write-in campaign for the seat held by Republican Bill Shuster for the past decade. She needed 1,000 votes from Democrats to appear on ballots for the Nov. 6 general election.
The 9th District includes all or part of 15 counties in Pennsylvania.
Unofficial Democratic write-in results from those counties show Ramsburg received approximately 1,400 votes, with about 440 of them from Franklin County, where she lives.
“I feel very appreciative to all the Republican and Democratic voters who wrote my name in on their respective ballots. ... This was a real grassroots effort, one I’m very proud of,” Ramsburg said.
Certified results will not be available until later this week at the earliest, according to Pennsylvania Department of State spokesman Ron Ruman.