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Massachusetts Tied Legislative Vote from November Won't be Resolved Until May

Published on February 10, 2011, by in General.

On February 9, a special committee of the Massachusetts House determined that the new election to fill the disputed election in the Worcester 6 district won’t be held until May 10. The original election, of course, had been on November 2, 2010. The original returns showed the Republican challenger, Peter Durant, defeating the Democratic incumbent, Geraldo Alicea, by four votes. A recount showed Durant winning by one vote. Alicea then sued and the judge determined that the true results were a tie, and that a new election should be held. Now the legislative committee, which was charged with the details of the new election, has apparently determined that there must be a new primary as well. The new primary will probably be held on April 12 and the new election on May 10. See this story. In the meantime, Alicea holds the seat.

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