Second Suffolk update--it's a mess

The City of Boston just sent out the following press release on the Wilkerson-Chang-Diaz contest:
The City of Boston Election Department has asked the Secretary of the Commonwealth, William F. Galvin, to bring an appropriate lawsuit to insure that a complete vote count can be established in the Second Suffolk Senatorial District.

An Election Department examination of election materials indicated that tallies of write-in votes were inadvertently omitted in 8 precincts within the district, specifically, Ward 4, Precinct 9, Ward 10, Precinct 9, Ward 12, Precincts 1 and 2, Ward 14, Precincts 3, 8 and 9, and Ward 19, Precinct 3. [emphasis added]

Under state law, ballots are sealed after an election and may not be opened without a court order.  The purpose of the lawsuit is to obtain an order that will permit the City to complete the count in the effected precincts.
"Inadvertently omitted"? It's like our very own Bush v. Gore!

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