[Guest post by DRJ]
The Boston Globe reports Massachusetts officials will certify the January 19 election results today, paving the way for Scott Brown’s swearing-in:
“Massachusetts officials are planning to formally certify the special US Senate election results today, allowing Senator-elect Scott Brown to be sworn in at any point afterward. Aides to Brown and the Senate leadership say the induction is planned for Feb. 11.”
Assuming, however, the State officials do their part:
“After the council approves the results, Governor Deval Patrick and the secretary of state need to sign off on the certification. A certificate will then be given to Brown and provided to the secretary of the US Senate.”
1,900 military ballots still remain to be tallied but they would not change the outcome.