After the hearing of the said case, the said judges shall, without unnecessary delay, decide which of the candidates voted for received the greatest number of legal votes, and is entitled to the nomination or office, which decision shall be entered of record to the case in the said court, and a certified copy thereof shall, within five (5) days from the rendering thereof, be delivered to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, whereupon the person who, by the decision of the court, shall appear to have received the largest number of votes, shall be entitled to the nomination or to the office, and be commissioned accordingly.
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