BREAKING – Alicea still casting votes

According to sources on Beacon Hill.  Should be former State Representative Geraldo Alicea is still casting votes on Beacon Hill the day after he lost a special election to fill his former seat.  This is unacceptable.  Peter Durant was the winner of the November election by 5 votes. With the help of his cousin Madeline Daoust, the town clerk of Southbridge, Geraldo Alicea was able to get a judge to declare the race a tie even though Peter Durant had a one vote lead after the recount process.

The Democratic controlled legislature allowed Alicea to be seated at the start of this session even though the race ended in a tie and called a new election. This election was yesterday, Geraldo Alicea conceded, he should not be voting.  

Geraldo Alicea should honor his word and stop the mockery of democracy that is him voting.  These votes by Alicea, and the Democratic Leadership’s allowing of them are beyond the pale.

About Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno

  • he will be voting until the democratic political machine can find him a new job.corruption,what a beautiful thing!

  • …a variety of defeated and retired legislators continue to cast votes.  From November to January.  Many of them important.

    I’m not going to get excited about this unless the swearing in is delayed by more than a week,

  • Geraldo Alicea should not have been seated, because a judge determined no one was elected !  Now, the day after he was DEFEATED, he’s still voting.  I have said that Iraq has more of a democracy than Massachusetts; now it looks like Syria has more of one, too !

    Brad Jones should bring an injunction against Alicea tomorrow.  He has no legitimate business in the State House other than packing up his things and getting the h**l out!

    Honestly, scum is too nice a word for that nest of vermin in the SH! They are absolutely shameless.

  • My apologies to Peter and others who felt I went overboard. Apparently the Massachusetts constitution allows for “holdovers”.  However, when we are talking about elected officials, that’s a pretty sketchy thing to do. As we see in the instant case, it is very easily abused.  I continue to be mystified as to why it takes days or weeks to “qualify” special election winners around here.  In this case in particular, the elctorate is smaller than some city or town local elections, in which the winners are sworn in in days !  Therefore, I stand by my Iraq and Syria comments.  In Syria, the entire parliament is “held over” from the time someone named Assad shot their predecessors.  It is clearly wrong for Alicea to be sitting now.  He is not a lame duck because the term for which he was running has already started ! Doubtless Rep. Durant will be seated fairly soon and it isn’t really a big deal. However, as Republicans , all we can do with our small numbers is remind the scum that they are scum and that we are ready to be the disinfectant.

  •    No way in hell should John Lawn be seated before Peter Durant.