Steve Smith was elected to the Republican County Committee in the 4th Ward of Pittston City with a total of 1 write in vote. It was incorrectly reported by several sources that he received a whopping three votes. This is official, right from Luzerne County itself. The fact is that 2 people are elected from the 4th Ward in Pittston where Smith was victorious along with George C. Carmean who received 2 write-in-votes. No one was actually named on the ballot for this post. It appears that being elected to this position with 5 votes or less is very common. If you look over the many voting wards in Luzerne County you will find that many people were elected to the Republican County Committee with 5 votes or less. This means that any schlep rock can get elected in Luzerne County and believe me they do!