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By adamg - 12/23/20 - 9:07 pm

The Jewish Journal interviews Tom Mountain of Newton, vice chairman of both the Massachusetts Republican Party and the Massachusetts Republican Jewish Committee, a day after his release from Brigham and Women's, where he was hospitalized with Covid-19 after flying down to Washington for a Dec. 9 Chanukah celebration at the White House. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/20 - 11:13 am

A federal judge today enumerated all the things that were legally wrong in failed Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai's bid to overturn the September Republican primary for Senate, then gave him two weeks to file an amended complaint to properly address his grievances - which is basically that Secretary of State Bill Galvin made him lose. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/20 - 9:41 pm

Politico reports President-Elect Biden has picked Gina McCarthy, a Brighton native who grew up in Dorchester and graduated UMass Boston, for a new environmental post. McCarthy, who served as EPA administrator under Obama, is currently head of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 4:17 pm
Linda Monteiro nominates Biden and Harris

Elector Linda Monteiro of Dorchester formally nominates Biden and Harris.

The Electoral College of Massachusetts gathered in the State House today and officially cast its 11 votes for Joe Biden for president and Kamala Harris for vice president. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/14/20 - 9:51 am

The State House will be providing a live feed of Massachusetts electors getting all collegial as they vote for Joe Biden.

By adamg - 12/10/20 - 10:37 pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is one of 23 attorneys general who filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court today explaining in dry legal language why the attorney general of Texas is just wrong about life in general and elections, the Constitution and coronavirus in particular. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/20 - 9:00 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews Wayne Yeh, who next week will cast a vote as a member of the Electoral College to officially make Joe Biden the next president.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 11:43 pm

When five failed Republican office seekers sued to overturn all the 2020 results in Massachusetts earlier this week, some wondered why Shiva Ayyadurai was not among them. After all, he's also suing over the results and contributed an affidavit to a now failed suit by some Trump supporters in Georgia. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 5:06 pm

A federal judge today told five failed Republican office seekers that she's not real happy with the way they waited more than a month after the November election to legally question its validity. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/20 - 4:13 pm

Five failed Republican candidates - three for Congress and two for state representative - today sued the state over the Nov. 3 elections and demanded a judge order more than half of all Massachusetts ballots be thrown out or that an entirely new election be held, not just for the posts they lost by overwhelming numbers but for the presidential and senate elections as well. Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/20 - 10:13 pm

A federal judge should dismiss failed Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai's demand for a halt to the certification of both the September primary and November election and a hand recount of all ballots because Ayyadurai waited too long to file his suit and ask for a recount and because he sued Secretary of State William Galvin when it's the governor and the Governor's Council who certify election results, which they did last week. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/20 - 12:14 pm

Shiva Ayyadurai has taken time out from his busy schedule of suing the Massachusetts Secretary of State over Ayyadurai's failure to win election to the Senate this year to provide "expert" advice to a group of never-say-die Trump supporters suing the Georgia Secretary of State over their man's failure to win re-election as president this year. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 10:25 pm

A federal judge said today he's willing to consider failed Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai's allegation that the state destroyed one million ballots to deprive him of his allegedly rightful place on the November ballot, but, no, he's not going to issue an emergency court order to bar the state from certifying the final results of both the September primary and the November general election. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 9:29 pm

An association of auto manufacturers today filed suit against Massachusetts to block the access to computerized vehicle information that voters just this month decided the companies have to provide. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/20 - 1:17 pm

Patricia Melnitsky, 67, died Nov. 5.

She had many passions and interests, including keeping tabs on the criminality of the current President and his administration; mercifully, she lived to see him voted out of office.

By adamg - 11/14/20 - 1:08 pm
Truck festooned with pro-Trump, anti-Fox signs on I-93

Kim reports getting on I-93 south from Storrow Drive around noon, just in time to watch a caravan of about 20 vehicles of reality deniers heading south, including at least one truck with of former Fox viewers. They were still headed south as she exited in Quincy.

By adamg - 11/7/20 - 3:57 pm

Shamus Moynihan captured a ragtag band of protesters today: Read more.

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