After a relatively problem-free presidential election, considering the huge turnout, Northampton County council member Charles Dertinger had complained, loudly, about nonexistent problems. Erney acknowledged the long lines, but noted that problem existed everywhere.
Instead of thanking Erney for his service, Elections Chair Kenneth Kraft immediately began complaining. "We're not gonna' get anybody for this job by next election. We're gonna' be screwed."
Assistant County Solicitor Chris Spadoni had the class to thank Erney. Spadoni noted that Erney had been able to answer districting questions that seven other attorneys had completely missed. Director of Administration John Conklin joined Spadoni, noting that Erney had done "a lot of good work in a historical election."
But council member Charles Dertinger mostly thanked himself, claiming he has "tried to be an advocate for the office." He again pointed his finger at the Stoffa administration. "To have left the office shortstaffed is unforgivable." Dertinger also was telling the elections commission how to do its job, telling this supposedly independent body when to file motions and vote on finding a replacement.