The battle is not over in the Council at-large race more than one week after the results were officially posted and the victory parties have long-since died out.
At issue will be a recount of the vote concerning the razor-thin, 10-vote difference between Councillor-elect Steven Morabito and defeated incumbent Councillor John Correggio.
After having been appointed to the Council last November following the passing of the late Councillor George V. Colella, Correggio was not able to pull out a victory on Election Day. Nevertheless, he has confirmed with the Journal that he has an attorney and will be filing for a recount.
He said he’s pretty confident he can get the margin reversed in his favor.
“I’ve have hired the best attorney in Boston and I’m going to contest it,” he said after Monday night’s Council meeting. “I could file as early as Wednesday. I figure I should try because it’s just 10 votes. I think I can get it overturned and win.”
Election Commissioner Diane Colella confirmed that Correggio had taken out papers in order to contest it and was gathering signatures. She said he has until Friday, November 18 to turn in that paperwork.
Meanwhile, Councillor-elect Steven Morabito has put his celebration on hold for awhile. He said he has been in contact with the Secretary of State and he is trying to find an attorney to represent his interests.
“I am looking for an attorney, but it is difficult because it’s a very specialized area of the law,” he said.
Any potential recount could occur as early as next week.