For my zeroth post at DaTechGuyBlog, I’m happy to announce that Peter Durant won his election for state rep in the 6th Worcester district.
In November, Durant won the election by four votes. His opponent, Alicea, contested the count. Upon recount, Durant was up by one vote. Rather than concede, Alicea sued. Under Massachusetts law, the incumbent can retain his seat until the Secretary of State certifies an election, so Alicea remained on Beacon Hill during this debacle. The judge ruled that the election was actually a tie and then ordered a special election.
Today was the day for the special election; Peter Durant won by 55 votes. Alicea finally conceded – which is what he should have done seven months ago. Congratulations, Peter.
(Roxeanne De Luca)