William Galvin Certifies Scott Brown’s Election to Senate

by Mike on February 4, 2010

in Election 2010,Politics

Sixteen days after the fact, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin has finally certified Scott Brown’s January 19 election victory over Democrat Martha Coakley.  In doing so, Galvin urged Brown to “respect the rights of the majority.”

It would have been nice if Galvin simply followed his own advice.  The majority of voters, in Massachusetts of all places, rejected Billy’s candidate over two weeks ago.  The role of the Secretary of the Commonwealth is really similar to that of a data entry clerk.  All he had to do was sign the certificate once it was clear that Scott Brown won.  While Galvin sat on the results, a Senator from the party rejected by Massachusetts voters continued to vote on legislation while the winner was forced to sit on the sidelines.  Galvin discussing the virtues of respecting the will of the majority is kind of like a Kennedy talking about the virtues of sobriety and safe driving.

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